Human rights activists say the extradition of former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo is a big step for ending a decade of bloodshed and impunity, but peace will only be sustained if justice is even-handed.
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The Africa Mercy, a charity-funded hospital ship docked in Sierra Leone, provides the most sophisticated medical facility in the region.
Liberian peace activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee praises Liberia for how far it has come since the civil war days of a decade ago, but warns that tribalism still divides her country.
Nobel Peace Prize winners Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Leymah Gbowee symbolize the fighting spirit among Liberian women that author Tim Butcher saw while hiking through the country, he says.
Chinese yuan, pegged to the dollar until not long ago, is turning into a global reserve currency.
Cape Verde's former president Pedro Pires won the $5 million Ibrahim Prize for good governance both for how he eased his nation's indebtedness, and for his willingness to step down from power.
Sierra Leone and Liberia are setting up ways to help small-time fishermen monitor and report the illegal foreign commercial fishing that costs each country tens of millions of dollars each year.
From Monkey Oranges to Tsamma Melon little-known fruits can provide nutritious food to help alleviate hunger and poverty.