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.
Liberia's truth and reconciliation commission has recommended barring President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and 50 other high-profile figures from public office for three decades for supporting armed groups in the country's civil wars.
Bill Clinton on Tuesday took his Haiti relief effort to this battered seaside city that was nearly destroyed last year by a series of tropical storms, finding a mud-caked maze of partially rebuilt homes and shops.
Suburbs of Somalia's battle-scarred seaside capital are turning into ghost towns as more than 200,000 terrorized residents have fled intensified clashes between Islamist insurgents and government troops, the U.N. and a medical charity said Tuesday.
Investors will be keeping a close eye on how far world leaders will go in expressing support for a strong dollar at the Group of Eight summit in Italy, amid talk that the dollar's status as the world's reserve currency will be on the agenda.