When Nimo Farah came to Minnesota at age 9, she didn't know to step on the foot bar to get water from the lavatory sink at her school, or to store textbooks in a locker rather than carrying them all home every day. Now 24, she's so skilled at navigating life here that she guides other immigrants through the confusing maze of real estate finance.
The government of this oil-rich African nation on Thursday declared the eldest son of the late dictator Omar Bongo the winner of weekend presidential elections, triggering a rampage in a coastal city and allegations of fraud.
The prosecution finished presenting witnesses Wednesday in the case of a woman accused of abusing six teenagers at Oprah Winfrey's school for poor South African girls, presenting a picture of a short-tempered, jealous young woman
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.