Bearing the brunt of the exodus of Libyan refugees, several countries in the Sahel region – including Senegal, Gambia, Mauritania, and Chad – have called on Qaddafi to step down.
US Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear the case of five foreigners seeking to pursue a lawsuit alleging CIA-directed torture abroad. With that, appeals court ruling stands, disallowing the suit to protect 'state secrets.'
Italy continued searching for survivors of a boat that capsized after leaving Libya for Lampedusa, the Italian island where thousands of migrants have landed since the start of Arab unrest.
Since the unrest that has swept the Arab world began in January, many of West Africa's leader nations have been distancing themselves from the crumbling regimes to their north.
Senegal's government wants its new airport to become a 21st-century global hub, but why don't African infrastructure projects link the region's cities to each other better?
An unknown assailant killed outspoken gay activist David Kato Thursday. Last month, he successfully sued the Uganda tabloid Rolling Stone for revealing identities of alleged homosexuals.
Corrupt countries index says Somalia is worst. Denmark, Singapore, and New Zealand are least corrupt countries.
CHINESE GIANT SALAMANDER: This January 2008 photo shows a Chinese giant salamander from the Zoological Society of London. These amphibians can reach nearly 6 feet long and are critically endangered due to habitat loss, poaching, and pollution. The salamander is also considered a Chinese delicacy.