Ethiopia is being hit hard by a dramatic slump in demand for flowers as the global economic crisis forces consumers to curb spending on perceived luxuries.
From an oil rig in the Indian Ocean, a seafaring dad offers practical math and tales of pirates as lessons over a Web connection with his kids’ classroom back home.
The country's Bolsa Familia program – which pays poor mothers to keep their children in school and follow healthcare rules – is reducing poverty.
Local South Africans recently refused to sell ancestral land to filmmakers eager for a desert set.
China said Tuesday it may turn away a ship full of weapons headed for Zimbabwe's leader.
Impressive growth of visitors from nontraditional places, including China, now put tourism ahead of gold mining.
The cultural equivalent of the American hot dog, grilled beef – kapana – is the street food of this cow-revering nation's rich and poor.
Where an ancient tribe and modern Africa meet, bare-breasted women in animal-skin skirts and men with spears join the urban flow of traffic, supermarkets, and pool halls.
How an isolated African region became a barometer of tastes and trends in other parts of the world.