In Liberia, the Internet exists, but barely. But thanks to fiber optic cables being strung from France to South Africa by French Telecom, there's hope that soon Liberia and other west African countries will have reliable broadband Internet.
With the passage of the Dodd-Frank legislation last year, U.S. electronics companies had to ensure their supply chains didn't include minerals produced in conflict mines. It's provided an opening for China, but it's also caused the Congolese government to make changes.
With elections in Tunisia slated for Sunday, women and moderates are worried that surging Islamist parties will roll back the liberal policies that have set Tunisia apart from the rest of the Arab states.
A new vaccine is providing protection against malaria to nearly 50 percent of those who get it, possibly saving millions of lives. But that leaves some doctors with concerns.
The U.S. deployed about 300 special forces soldiers to Uganda to help battle the Lord's Resistance Army. Could it be a new beachhead in the War on Terror?
Dr. Jacques Pépin, who spent years battling disease in Africa, has published a new book that looks at the history of HIV/AIDS, tracing not only the current outbreak, but also looking at earlier outbreaks perhaps dating to the 1920s and 1930s.
Paul Kagame, the President of Rwanda, briefly responded to accusations that he shot down a plane that triggered the Rwandan genocide.
The media over emphasize the problems in Africa, neglect the good stories, and don't give solutions, according to one prominent African blogger.
Despite winning this year's Nobel Prize, incumbent President Ellen Johnson may not win Liberia's upcoming election.
In an effort to get a handle on its HIV/AIDS infection rate, health officials in Zimbabwe have launched an ambitious campaign to circumcise 1.2 million men in seven years.