Topic: West Africa
Stakes in Tuesday's state governors races are high, both for incumbents who want to hold onto their lucrative seats and for opposition challengers.
04/26/2011 09:32 am
Tim Hetherington, the photojournalist and codirector of 'Restrepo,' the documentary film about war in Afghanistan, was killed in Libya Wednesday. Three other journalists were wounded.
04/20/2011 06:37 pm
Nigeria recently took a major stand in the conflict in Ivory Coast. The recent presidential election has given Nigeria far more credibility as a leader in West Africa.
04/19/2011 03:47 pm
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Most of the aid – $540 million – will come from France, the former colonial power in Ivory Coast, 'to finance emergency spending on the population.'
04/12/2011 05:14 pm
Celebrating its 16th anniversary this year, the Orange Prize for Fiction honors "excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing from throughout the world." Last year's winner was American author Barbara Kingsolver for her novel "The Lacuna." The 2011 award will be announced on June 8, 2011, and the winner will be one of these six novelists.
04/12/2011 04:52 pm
The French military helped Ouattara finally remove the former president, Laurent Gbagbo, from his dwindling power. Now the UN, France, and the African Union can help the elected president heal his country's democracy and restore the economy.
04/12/2011 01:40 pm
Alassane Ouattara, Ivory Coast's new president, must tread carefully as he works to disarm militias, defuse long-simmering hatreds.
04/12/2011 12:13 pm
The international community's ouster of Laurent Gbagbo is important for humanitarian reasons, stability in West Africa, and to enforce the rule of law on a continent long plagued by the "big man" mentality.
04/12/2011 09:37 am
Three economists interviewed by The Christian Science Monitor forecast Ivory Coast's annual economic growth to accelerate to an impressive 6 to 7 percent toward the end of 2011.
04/12/2011 08:28 am