The chief economist for the International Energy Agency says the international community must mobilize to target the 1.4 billion people worldwide without electricity, and to meet the UN Millennium Development Goals.
Adaptation to climate change could be easier for African nations because of rapid changes – particularly urbanization – happening across the continent.
New statistics confirm that Africans have the capacity to lift themselves out of poverty and stop seemingly endless conflict.
For a long time football was simply considered too complex and too ‘beautiful’ to be mastered by Africans, writes blogger Sipho Hlongwane. Racism created that perception, but poor African governance and political interference have helped keep that perception alive.
South Africa's hosting of the 2010 World Cup reminds the world that Africa is part of humanity. Let's build on this progress by setting a goal of liberation from crushing human poverty.
FER DE LANCE: Fer de Lance's are considered the most dangerous snake in Costa Rica and has a reputation for being aggressive. The species is agile, irritable, fast-moving, and has been known to eject venom over a distance of at least six feet.
The 2010 Global Peace Index is an attempt to quantify which countries are the most secure and the least violent. New Zealand is No. 1, Iraq is last, and the US is in the middle.
Access to power and lucrative oil contacts are driving a rise in Christian-Muslim clashes and killings. Nigeria's heavy military presence is not enough to quell violence that plagues the No. 3 supplier of oil to the US.
A new study concludes that humans mated with Neanderthals 50,000 to 80,000 years ago, leaving traces of the Neanderthal genome in some modern humans.