Jamaica is resisting a U.S. request to hand over a suspected crime boss with ties to the Caribbean nation's governing party amid reports he is stockpiling weapons in his Kingston stronghold to prevent arrest.
Senegal's president said Tuesday that he hosted a special dinner at his palace for a departing International Monetary Fund representative — only to have a top aide erroneously send him off with nearly $200,000 in cash as a goodbye gift.
President Barack Obama on Monday announced a carrot-and-stick strategy to try to stop the killing in Sudan, offering incentives for better behavior from the government and threatening tighter sanctions for continued oppression.
In a snub to recent ex-presidents and heads of state in Africa, organizers of a multimillion-dollar annual prize for good governance on the continent said Monday they had decided not to give out the award this year.
West African leaders said Saturday they are imposing an arms embargo on Guinea after soldiers there fatally shot pro-democracy demonstrators and will try to stop Guinea's military ruler from running in January's presidential election.