Topic: West Africa
In the latest sign of impending civil war in Ivory Coast, fighters loyal to President-elect Alassane Ouattara are moving out of their strongholds to attack those of renegade President Laurent Gbagbo.
03/15/2011 08:41 am
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.
03/08/2011 03:48 pm
Africa Monitor West Africa Rising: Why Guinea (yes, Guinea!) may be the region's surprise economic success story
Just five months after a disputed election, United Nations Special Representative to West Africa Said Djinnit says that there are signals that Guinea could slide into prosperity, or something like it.
03/01/2011 01:35 pm
Muammar Qaddafi is likely relying heavily on African mercenaries, but if Libya falls to the anti-Qaddafi protesters, they're the ones who will have to figure out what to do with them.
02/28/2011 03:16 pm
A resurgence of violence in Ivory Coast this weekend put a hold on African Union mediation efforts, but African leaders continue to resist international efforts to intervene further.
02/28/2011 01:08 pm
ATMs, check cashiers, and Western Union have all reportedly run out of cash in Ivory Coast, a heartbreak for nervous Ivorians in long lines.
02/23/2011 12:35 pm
Internet statistics show that sub-Saharan Africa is on the cusp of an Internet boom, and Google plans to be there to reap the rewards.
02/22/2011 04:36 pm
Soaring food prices – such as wheat, which has hit a 2-1/2-year high – could feed political tumult in Africa, despite earlier proclamations that an Egypt-style revolt would not spread to sub-Saharan Africa.
02/15/2011 12:05 pm
Second-hand goods from the United States have long been a staple in Ghana, but now the country is seeking to get second-hand goods off its shelves.
02/10/2011 03:47 pm
In Pictures Space photos of the day: Infrared