Regions / Africa
Africa is getting its first World Cup this year. But not everyone in Cape Town is enthusiastic.
Two former leaders of the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front have alleged in a BBC radio program that the TPLF leadership – which included Meles Zenawi – used millions of dollars earmarked for famine relief in the 1980s to buy weapons and enrich themselves.
The United States is scrambling to make sure that the looming break-up of south and north Sudan in 2011 is as peaceful as possible.
The president is using carrots and sticks in Africa, but he might have gotten the two mixed up.
Recent U.S. meetings with Nigerian dictators do little to improve transparency in a country rife with corruption.
While Ghana's mining industry has historically been characterised by a lack of transparency and the dominance of foreign multinational interests, Dake stresses that the burgeoning oil industry must not be allowed to go the same way.
Throughout his entire life, Dennis Brutus fought systems of exploitation and oppression. In one of his last interviews he discusses his past, the latest attempts of social movements to fight global oppression, and the role of the United States in the world.
The military response to the Somali pirates has only increased their asking price.
Agustín Velloso looks at Obiang’s controversial effort to obtain wider global respect and appreciation through the creation of an international prize in partnership with UNESCO.
This year will be critical for U.S. policy toward Africa.