Tense Britain-Malawi relations are symptomatic of how African nations are increasingly intolerant of Western criticism as China steps up its no-pressure approach to aid and trade.
05/09/2011 02:29 pm
John McCain: The top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee made the remark after arriving in Benghazi, a city that has been the opposition capital in the rebel-held eastern Libya.
04/22/2011 01:25 pm
NATO admits it can't help keep Qaddafi forces from slaughtering civilians in Libya's third-largest city, Misurata, which is keey to the rebels' aims. Obama faces a humanitarian choice, as he did with Benghazi.
04/20/2011 02:14 pm
Many African leaders share China's viewpoint that national sovereignty is more important than human rights and democracy.
04/14/2011 12:04 pm
Although it slumped because of the global economic crisis and the post-election violence, Nairobi's manufacturing center is once again expanding.
04/12/2011 03:04 pm
Current foreign aid models don't fit 21st-century needs, a World Bank report suggests. Ending people's fear of their own rulers – through better governance – is the key to development.
04/11/2011 01:57 pm
Top Picks: 'Bill Moyers: The Language of Life,' a funny Bob Dylan album, Joe Bonamassa's 'Dust Bowl,' and more
Bill Moyers' DVD anthology on spoken poetry, live recordings of a Bob Dylan concert, Joe Bonamassa's latest album 'Dust Bowl', and more recommendations.
04/06/2011 02:17 pm
Overnight attacks by the UN and France on the residence of renegade president Gbagbo have empowered the forces of elected President Ouattara and reportedly brought Gbago to the brink of surrendering.
04/05/2011 10:02 am
French-speaking Ivory Coast has long had close ties to its former colonial power. But relations have deteriorated under strongman Laurent Gbagbo.
04/04/2011 02:12 pm
Out of the UN comes a new idea for ending war. Peacebuilders: An intensive process that gives permission for foreign 'interference' in conflict resolution.
04/02/2011 04:58 pm