At-risk teens and young adults in the Chongwe and Luagwa districts of Zambia work with ChildFund International to build a business in bananas. The banana plantation, built and cared for by the young people, will see its first harvest in November.
Children from a school close to former South African President Nelson Mandela's house sing and dance to traditional drum beat as they celebrate his birth day in Qunu, South Africa, July 18, 2012. Across the country, and even abroad, people are doing good deeds to honor the country's most famous statesman on his 94th birthday.
Service providers are looking to introduce banking by phone, which revolutionized Kenya, to western Africa. But the lack of a dominant, single provider poses new challenges.
African leaders could allow freedom of expression, or they could mimic the Chinese model of building a 'Great Firewall of China' to shut down Internet systems that allow critical thinking.
Bearing the brunt of the exodus of Libyan refugees, several countries in the Sahel region – including Senegal, Gambia, Mauritania, and Chad – have called on Qaddafi to step down.
Participants in the Wave Gothic Festival laugh together in Leipzig, eastern Germany. The festival is thought to be the world's largest festival for the so-called 'dark culture,' attracting people with outlandish make-up and costumes.