The year 2011 will include some big developments in Africa to look out for – Sudan's referendum and the continuing strife in Ivory Coast, among others.
The Obama administration's efforts to get incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo to step down after a disputed Nov. 28 poll reflects an ossified view of African politics, writes guest blogger G. Pascal Zachary.
Defenders of autocrats in Belarus and Ivory Coast warn the world not to interfere in internal affairs in those countries. The world should do just that.
For the good of the Ivory Coast, which was torn apart in a recent civil war and is now facing post-election violence, President Gbagbo should give up his claim that he won the most recent elections.
Nihu Ribadu, Nigeria's former 'anti-corruption czar', is running for president. While he has little chance of winning, his campaign could be a sign that a more idealistic brand of politics is rising in Nigeria.
'Peak oil' hit in 2006, and a future of declining oil production means that ‘the age of cheap oil is over,’ says the IEA's chief economist.