President Robert Mugabe and a longtime opposition leader-turned-finance minister made an unusual joint appeal Thursday for $5 billion (€3.66 billion) in international aid to revive Zimbabwe's shattered economy.
Pope Benedict XVI told Muslim leaders on Thursday that true religion rejects violence, and he held up peaceful coexistence between Christianity and Islam in Cameroon as "a beacon to other African nations."
President Barack Obama on Monday offered a fresh package of aid to small businesses — "the heart of the American economy" — in an aggressive push to get big banks that got federal bailout money to do more lending to these struggling entrepreneurs.
The Andersons, African-Americans who rose from humble means, are attempting to spend their money for one year exclusively with black-owned businesses and are encouraging other African-Americans to do the same.
Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., is defended her role assisting minority-owned banks in the midst of the nation's financial meltdown and dismissed suggestions that she used her influence last year to steer government aid to a bank with ties to her husband.