Nigeria's main militant group vowed to resume attacks after a cease-fire expires next week, while the government said Thursday that more than 8,000 militants had disarmed as part of an amnesty program.
A prominent African cardinal says there's no reason why the next pope can't be black.
Finance ministers from developing countries said Monday that they should get more voting power at the World Bank, echoing calls for change at the International Monetary Fund.
Rio de Janeiro has won the right to host the 2016 Summer Olympics, a decision that will set the games in South America for the first time.
Nearly 50,000 people cheered in celebration when Rio de Janeiro was announced as host of the 2016 Olympics, jumping and shouting in a Carnival-like party on Copacabana beach.
On one side of the dirt road, 400 acres of banana fields stand abandoned, a victim of four hurricanes in five years and the collapse of the Caribbean banana export market.
Serges Hakizimana got off the plane and was awe-struck. He had been traveling for three days, all the way from a refugee camp in Africa to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
Hugo Chavez made diplomatic inroads in Africa on Sunday at a summit of South American and African leaders where he offered Venezuela's help in oil projects, mining and financial assistance.