Monday, April 27, 2015
Many U.S. companies drag on complying with a law against financing armed movements active in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) through the purchase of "conflict minerals," according to a new study.
A wave of xenophobic attacks in South Africa could provoke reprisals from neighboring countries, raising concerns among South African business leaders and officials that the violence against foreigners could further damage the weak economy.
Monday, April 20, 2015
Still smarting from a jihadist attack that killed 21 foreign tourists last month, Tunisia is hoping to save the summer season with new security measures and an ad campaign touting its safety as a destination, but industry leaders are glum.
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.