A Save the Children report timed for Mother's Day names Australia as the second-best place to be a mom. Norway won the top honor.
05/09/2010 11:58 am
As countries such as China grow increasingly dependent on minerals such as copper and cobalt, Africa mining firms are wondering how far the continent's leaders will go to extract better terms. Some are now talking about a cartel like OPEC.
05/04/2010 01:56 pm
Leslie Clark, a California artist, creates ‘fixed points’ along nomads' routes to bring health care and education to Niger.
05/03/2010 10:37 am
Nuclear power holds promise for 10 African countries now in pursuit of building their own nuclear plants. Wind and solar solutions aren't reliable enough, planners say, nor do they offer adequate electricity.
04/02/2010 01:30 pm
As resource-hungry China expands its mining operations in Niger, Tuareg rebels say China enriched a corrupt government at the expense of locals.
03/29/2010 11:01 am
Niger's junta flexed its political and military power in ousting a strongman who overstayed his electoral mandate. Secretly, many locals are happy with the Niger coup.
03/25/2010 04:41 pm
The military junta announced it will audit all uranium exploration permits awarded before last month's Niger coup. Evidence has emerged that the permits enriched the ousted president and devastated the Tuareg population.
03/23/2010 02:18 pm
Travel alert places emphasis on a few hyper-violent cities and states near the Mexico border. It comes as many US college students and families are making travel plans for spring break.
02/23/2010 07:37 pm
Iceland leads the list of the greenest nations. The US fell 22 places in the 2010 Environment Performance Index, but the study's researchers say that "murky" data makes the list imperfect.
01/28/2010 05:00 pm