A truce called by Nigeria's leading militant group may provide a brief respite in a conflict crippling Africa's biggest oil producer but is unlikely to end the fight unless the government addresses decades-old grievances such as pollution, underdevelopment, corruption and lack of freedom.
Cuba's president on Wednesday called for an international financial system that better takes into account developing countries interests, as the global recession captured the spotlight at a summit of non-aligned nations.
The global economic crisis can be an opportunity for positive social change, Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus said Saturday during a speech honoring former South African President Nelson Mandela.
A consortium of 12 European businesses outlined an ambitious plan Monday to build a massive solar power facility in North Africa that they said could satisfy 15 percent of Europe's energy needs by 2050.
Opposition calls for a voter boycott in the Republic of Congo's presidential election appeared to be cutting into the turnout Sunday, but it was unclear how this would affect longtime President Denis Sassou-Nguesso's bid for another term.
From the rampart of a whitewashed fort once used to ship countless slaves from Africa to the Americas, Cheryl Hardin gazed through watery eyes at the route forcibly taken across the sea by her ancestors centuries before.
Never mind that Barack Obama has never set foot in Ghana before. This country has a message for the American leader when he makes his first trip to sub-Saharan Africa as president this weekend: "Welcome Home."
Africa takes the global media spotlight again when President Barack Obama makes an overnight stop in Ghana this weekend on his way home from a trip that took him first to Russia, then to Italy for the annual summit of the Group of Eight industrial powers.
The world's industrialized countries are looking to provide "significant financial resources" to the developing world to help them combat global warming and will ask a September meeting of the world's 20 major economies to take up the issue, U.S. President Barack Obama said Thursday.