Last week, Walmart Stores Inc., acquired 51% of the shares of Massmart
Holdings Limited in South Africa.
The West African nation of Ghana is poised to begin pumping oil
Wednesday for the first time, kicking off a lucrative new industry
expected to bring $1 billion annually to a part of the world where most
people still get by on less than $2 a day.
Africa's most populous nation ran away with two awards Saturday
night during the MTV Africa Music Awards.
International observers played down allegations of widespread fraud in
Haiti's critical post-quake election as ballots began to be counted at
an industrial park in the capital Monday.
There are many ancient treasures to be uncovered in Egypt. The latest
was a Sphinx-lined road in Luxor, according to the Egyptian government.
The mine northwest of Johannesburg remains idle and workers are getting by on food handouts and odd jobs.
It began as a rumor that farmers saw waste from a U.N. base
flow into a river. Days later, hundreds died.
After years of languishing in makeshift shelters in the Horn of Africa,
the final remnants of an Ethiopian community claiming Jewish descent
received permission Sunday to move to Israel.