Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 13:30
There is a new scramble for Africa. Roads, railways and pipelines are being built or envisioned into the interior of central Africa from multiple directions. Africa’s geographic tragedy through the ages has been its isolation, which has been among the main causes of its poverty.
Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 12:36
LiveAtState with Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs, on the relationship between the U.S. and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 10:39
Beyond notions of clan rivalries and ethnic bloc voting, a closer look at Guinea suggests its realities are far too complex to be boiled down to just 'us' and 'them'.
Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 08:18
The situation in Sudan’s Darfur region is marked by limited progress in the peace process, a troubling security situation and the continued need for substantial humanitarian assistance, officials representing the United Nations and the African Union told the Security Council today.
Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 07:33
The United Nations says it is working on an integrated strategy to deal with the recurring crises in Africa's Sahel region. The U.N. says new approaches are needed to make vulnerable people in the nine Sahelian countries able to cope with the humanitarian emergencies that keep them in poverty and dependent on the international community for aid.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 07:59
"Do people actually live here?” I recall asking myself as I made the torturous journey through the streets of the bullet-riddled ruins of Mogadishu in the back of a noisy, slow and filled-to-capacity, open-top military utility truck. It is difficult to imagine a place on earth more desperate and wretched than Somalia in the 1990s. I vividly recall my first day there in 1993 – a day in which my senses were ambushed by jarring sights, smells, and sounds that would help form the framework of my understanding of a failed state.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 07:43
The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) Tuesday claimed responsibility for the explosion that rocked the Warri Refinery and Petrochemical Company (WRPC) in Delta State. MEND in a statement signed by its spokesman, Jomo Gbomo, said the attack on the oil facility was an indication that ‘Hurricane Exodus’ was on course.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 08:38
Shunned by foreign investors, wracked by poverty, empty state coffers and economic decline, Madagascar has been caught in crisis since a coup in 2009. Presidential elections at the end of October might be a way out.
Monday, October 21, 2013 - 09:34
Significant oil reserves have been discovered in Uganda and Kenya in recent years. However before Kenyans and Ugandans can benefit from the discoveries infrastructure challenges, political issues and special interests must be overcome say experts.
Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 11:21
A huge transport infrastructure project due to link Kenya’s coast, Juba in South Sudan, and Ethiopia by 2030 is raising questions about the potential impact on the livelihoods of pastoralists, and protection and compensation for those adversely affected.