Mango juice concentrate is now churning out of a factory’s gleaming steel machinery in Sierra Leone. It's the country's first significant value-added export since it fell into civil war in 1991.
The UN Human Rights Council reviews member states' records every four years. Sudan is up for review in 2011, giving the US and partners an opportunity to demand improvements.
Tense Britain-Malawi relations are symptomatic of how African nations are increasingly intolerant of Western criticism as China steps up its no-pressure approach to aid and trade.
Mother's Day is a favorite moment for offspring scattered around the globe to check in with Mom. But Ghanaians living in the United States get the blue ribbon for thinking of Mom the most.
Financial support and political engagement from Spain and France could enhance counterterrorism efforts in Mali, Niger, and Mauritania as those nations take on Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).
Just in time for Mother’s Day, Save the Children has released its annual report that ranks conditions for mothers across the globe. West African countries are near the bottom, as usual, but there are signs of hope.
Nationalizing Ivory Coast's cocoa industry – as neighboring Ghana did – would bring 'sanity and equity' to the country, writes guest blogger G. Pascal Zachary.
At a meeting in Dakar, Senegal this week, Japanese diplomats laid out Japan's proposal for a permanent African seat on the United Nations Security Council.
At a gathering of regional military planners on Friday, analysts discussed how security conditions have deteriorated since the beginning of the Libyan conflict, and how Al Qaeda's affiliate has used the conflict to accumulate arms.
Nairobi has developed a reputation for theft and robbery that has been difficult for police to combat, despite a decline in many types of crimes.
While conflict minerals are certainly an important factor in Congo's conflict, guest blogger Laura Seay is not convinced they're the most important factor.
Today's court order for Cape Town to build enclosures around government-provided toilets is likely to become a matter of national political discussion.
The plan for formalizing Congo's mining industry relies on the removal of armed groups from the process, but that is a difficult task.
Kenyans fought hard to get their freedom from the British empire. But when the Royal Wedding played on TV today, an estimated one in four Kenyans were following the wedding, on TV or radio.
Food price increases that have caused riots elsewhere in Africa have reached Kenya, and Nairobi residents don't know what to do.
Tonight in Freetown – Sierra Leone’s dusty, sprawling, and party-loving capital – the independence festivities will continue well past midnight.
PayPal founder Peter Thiel has encouraged America's top students to drop out of university and create a company instead. South Africans could benefit from considering entrepreneurship as important as a college degree.