Africa in the Spotlight at U.S.-Africa Summit

Over the course of three days, Aug. 4-6, at the invitation of President Barack Obama, 51 African leaders held talks designed to strengthen trade and commerce between the U.S. and the continent.

It's not a man's world: The African women breaking down tech barriers

When I was doing my degree in computer science in Ghana's Valley View University 10 years ago, there just were seven girls in the class. After four years, only four graduated and out of that number, just two of us ...

WHO panel says untested drugs are ethical as Ebola death toll tops 1,000

The first two doses of an experimental serum created to treat Ebola went to American missionaries.

5 reasons Obama's Africa leaders' summit matters

By aBy any measure it's historic: The vast majority of Africa's leaders flying to Washington at the invite of the President, whose father was born on the continent, to mark what the White House hopes is a new era of ...

The abolition of slavery in the West Indies

Several Caribbean islands celebrate August 1 as emancipation day. The following is an eyewitness account of the freeing of slaves in Montserrat, W.I.

67 Minutes for Mandela

"Mr Mandela has spent 67 years making the world a better place. We're asking you for 67 minutes."

A slow response to Nigerian atrocity

Long after completing his 8-year presidency, William Jefferson Clinton acknowledged that he should have intervened in the conflict in Rwanda. Hundreds of thousands perished from the genocide that shaped the country.

COMMENTARY: 'We can't let this be the new normal'

"There is a market for selling humans."

Nigerian police: 223 kidnapped girls still missing

Nigerian authorities specified Friday that a total of 276 schoolgirls were taken last month by militants from a boarding school, but 53 of them escaped, leaving 223 still in the hands of their captors, police said.

African app company that trumped Apple to launch first black emoticons

As in most aspects of life, timing in business is essential.

How BBQ brings South Africans together

Barbecued zebra anyone?

Family of American held in North Korea 'appalled' by Dennis Rodman's outburst

Eccentric basketball star Dennis Rodman's bizarre outburst about an American citizen jailed in North Korea has drawn widespread criticism, including from the prisoner's family.

The U.S. revolution that supported Mandela

Nearly three decades ago, a handful of prominent black activists began organizing a movement that would eventually help break the back of apartheid in South Africa and force the United States government and American companies to end their support of ...

Mandela memorial interpreter asks forgiveness, calls himself champion

The sign language interpreter widely ridiculed for his performance at the Nelson Mandela memorial stands by his work.

Pope Francis named Time Person of the Year 2013

Time has named Pope Francis its person of the year.