Sara Mitaru, a Kenyan singer-songwriter, is rallying artists across the continent to raise money for the East Africa famine – and to put pressure on African governments to chip in as well.
08/15/2011 03:58 pm
Amid Arab Spring unrest, Western analysts tout secularism, fearing the rise of Islamists in the Middle East. But stability will come from including, rather than excluding, religious groups in politics.
08/11/2011 01:03 pm
Africa Monitor West Africa Rising: New effort to boost regional trade by fighting delays, corruption
A pilot project in Ghana and Togo aims to make intra-African trade more efficient by educating shippers about customs procedures, required documentation, and traffic rules.
08/09/2011 03:19 pm
Matt Damon, listen up: After five years of covering Africa, our departing correspondent tells how his perceptions have changed about a complex continent, including why some Africans resent celebrity visits.
08/06/2011 02:00 pm
A group of historians, archaeologists, and concerned citizens is transforming Sierra Leone's Bunce Island castle into a museum exploring the transatlantic slave trade.
08/05/2011 12:35 pm
Many wonder if the Arab Spring will reach Africa, but what people should really be watching is the spread of strikes across the continent in response to rising costs, inequality, and government dissatisfaction.
07/19/2011 02:01 pm
Service providers are looking to introduce banking by phone, which revolutionized Kenya, to western Africa. But the lack of a dominant, single provider poses new challenges.
07/12/2011 05:09 pm
Senegal yielded to UN pressure not to extradite Hissene Habre, who is wanted in Chad for human rights violations. The UN and other international groups fear he will be tortured and executed in Chad.
07/11/2011 10:40 am
Although African incumbents facing reelection have so far performed well, those still facing votes will need to tread carefully amid rising public anger.
06/30/2011 02:45 pm
Africa is set to be hit hard by climate change, and it already faces the highest electric power costs in the world. But new initiatives could put Africa at forefront in adapting alternative energies.
06/28/2011 11:55 am