Borrowing and paying via cell phone – no cash involved – opens new possibilities.
07/05/2011 12:45 pm
Despite US training and support, West African nations have been unable to stamp out the terrorist group and the upheaval in Libya may be bolstering the group's arsenal.
07/05/2011 11:30 am
Niger's president amended the constitution to remain in power. So the military ousted him, quickly returning the country to democratic civilian control.
07/01/2011 02:34 pm
Thousands of Ghanaian migrant workers have fled the fighting, leaving them without jobs and straining Ghana's remittance-dependent economy.
06/24/2011 04:52 pm
Bearing the brunt of the exodus of Libyan refugees, several countries in the Sahel region – including Senegal, Gambia, Mauritania, and Chad – have called on Qaddafi to step down.
06/13/2011 01:04 pm
Financial support and political engagement from Spain and France could enhance counterterrorism efforts in Mali, Niger, and Mauritania as those nations take on Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).
05/05/2011 12:02 pm
At a gathering of regional military planners on Friday, analysts discussed how security conditions have deteriorated since the beginning of the Libyan conflict, and how Al Qaeda's affiliate has used the conflict to accumulate arms.
05/03/2011 07:34 am
Kenya greeted Osama bin Laden's death as "justice." Other countries worry that America's battle against terrorism masks an attempt to expand military influence in Africa.
05/02/2011 02:51 pm
Morocco explosion: The blast in the iconic Djemma el-Fna square was Morocco's deadliest attack in eight years.
04/28/2011 03:38 pm
From car windows to iPads, new technology begins with a 'wow' and ends with a yawn -- but by then we've moved on to the new thing.
04/15/2011 01:40 pm