South African runner Caster Semenya, who is undergoing gender testing after questions arose about her muscular build and deep voice, returns home Tuesday to celebrations after her 800-meter win at the world championships.
Amid signs the rest of the world may be recovering from the global financial crisis, Africa is still being hammered. South Africa's economy, the continent's largest, shrunk by another 3 percent in the second quarter, an omen that things may get even worse before they improve.
A woman pays her bus fare with 3 trillion in old Zimbabwe dollars — the equivalent of 50 U.S. cents. The collector accepts the brick of neatly folded bundles of a trillion each without bothering to count the notes.
A magistrate acquitted former Zambian President Frederick Chiluba of corruption charges Monday after a six-year trial in a ruling that left his supporters jubilant but clean-government campaigners in Africa frustrated.
They followed her every step of the way. From Kenya to Cape Verde, the personalities and policies of the last three American presidents — Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama — dogged Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton through an 11-day tour of Africa.