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
In Pictures East Africa endures drought
Even Somalis who are not members of the local militant group Al Shabab may see US drone strikes on the group as an unwelcome foreign intervention.
07/08/2011 12:26 pm
Borrowing and paying via cell phone – no cash involved – opens new possibilities.
07/05/2011 12:45 pm
Rugged, intuitive to use, affordable solar lamps that women can sell door-to-door change lives.
07/01/2011 03:30 pm
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
Social media: From Iran to Tunisia and Egypt and beyond, Twitter and Facebook are the power tools of civic upheaval – but social media is only one factor in the spread of democratic revolution.
06/30/2011 01:21 pm
Lightning struck a primary school in Uganda killing 20 pupils and injuring almost 100 more on Tuesday, officials say. It's the latest in a spate of lightning strikes that have killed more than 40 nationwide.
06/30/2011 08:28 am
Rising food prices can prompt political and urban unrest. The potential for that is elevated in Kinshasa, the continent's third largest city.
06/27/2011 03:55 pm
Difference Maker Dominic Deng Diing, a refugee in the U.S., educates 3,000 children back in South Sudan
Dominic Deng Diing, who escaped the violence in Sudan, raises funds to help schoolchildren there.
06/20/2011 11:24 am