Topic: Omar Bongo
With the leadership of the African Union in question, old powers like France and new powers like China are vying for influence. Will peacekeeping missions and conflict resolution efforts suffer?
The revolutionary protests in Tunisia and Egypt weren't supposed to spread south to sub-Saharan Africa. But Gabonese protesters are aiming to oust President Ali Bongo.
02/12/2011 08:48 am
'No one should doubt our resolve to sell our diamonds,' Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe said July 12. Guest blogger G. Pascal Zachary argues why South Africa should engineer the dictator's exit.
07/15/2010 05:23 pm
Omar Bongo represented Paris's last old-style dictator in Africa. Two French presidents attended his funeral Tuesday.
06/17/2009 01:00 am
John Atta Mills took the oath of office Wednesday after a closely contested race.
01/08/2009 12:00 am