The general who led a short-lived coup by Burkina Faso's presidential guard this month called on his troops to lay down their arms, local radio said on Tuesday, after the army surrounded their camp following their refusal to disarm.
U.S. President Barack Obama shook hands with Cuban President Raul Castro
at the United Nations on Tuesday in a rare one-on-one meeting between
the former Cold War foes as they work toward improving relations after
decades of animosity.
Social entrepreneur Rahama Wright believes in the restorative powers of
shea butter - so much so that she launched Shea Yeleen International, a
501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports women-owned cooperatives
in West Africa, and provides training on quality assurance and
José Maria Gomes Lopes is an innovator who secured financing for an
income-generating mill for his impoverished community in Cabo Verde,
Africa. Last year, he completed the Mandela Washington Fellowship as part of the White House's Young African Leaders program. A social activist with more than seven years of
experience in the community development sector, Lopes is making a