A Christian Science perspective.
The visit is seen as a reward for Ghana's commitment to good governance and democracy. There's also newfound oil and a photo-op at a former slave fort.
President Obama arrives in Ghana this weekend, but China's booming Africa presence may mean that he'll have less leverage to advance US interests than his predecessors.
The killing of Edwin Dyer underscores the growing threat posed by militants in North Africa with links to global terrorist groups.
On a trek across the desert, a Tuareg tribesman proves refreshingly resourceful.