Monday, April 6, 2015
"We live in a city ... that has no roads, no infrastructure, no schools, no water, no electricity and no jobs," says young democracy activist Tresor Akili of his home town of Goma in the east of Democratic Republic of Congo, where decades of war and a myriad of militias have bled the population dry.
Clinging to cheap kitchenware and the hope of a better life, Fatima Kamara hawks her goods to travelers when she should probably be doing her homework.
Monday, March 30, 2015
Ivory Coast reigns as the world's top cocoa producer but it wants to sell more than the beans, turning them into the even more lucrative chocolate, from breakfast spread to candy bars.
Monday, March 23, 2015
Across Africa, where many nations show high economic growth rates but with little benefit to their populations, the notion of social and economic "emergence" is taking hold as a remedy for perennial pessimism.
Friday, February 13, 2015
Baidu Inc., which operates China's most popular Internet search engine, said Thursday its quarterly profit rose 16 percent but growth slowed as it spent more to attract users to its mobile services.
Friday, January 2, 2015
Facebook wanted to delight its users by compiling each member's "year in review" -- but inadvertently revived painful memories for some who suffered tragic events in 2014.
Friday, December 26, 2014
On a sprawling, lush cocoa plantation in Mukono outside the Ugandan capital Kampala, farmers have been sampling chocolate for the first time ever.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
In a foul-smelling, brown fog, hundreds of stooped figures pick their way like ghosts across an ocean of garbage while herons wheel and dive over their heads.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Ghana on Monday accepted a bid from Italian oil major Eni to develop its offshore oil and gas resources, part of an effort to boost the West African nation's nascent energy sector, officials said.
Monday, November 24, 2014
"It's a great joy for Angolans," says Luciano Manuel, nudging his trolley through a huge supermarket in the Angolan capital of Luanda.