The space age has reached Africa. Recently, the world's top scientists
met at the annual conference of the International Astronautical
Federation (IAF) held for the first time in Africa. It also marked the
50th anniversary of human space flight.
Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, enthusiastically welcomed the
Nobel Peace Prize award on Friday, describing it as recognition for
years of fighting for democracy in her country. The announcement comes
just days before Sirleaf seeks re-election for a second five-year term
Michelle Obama is fond of saying there's no magic to her being first lady. It's a message that young leaders in Africa soon will hear when Mrs.
Obama makes her second solo trip abroad as first lady, visiting South
Africa and Botswana this coming week.