AFRICA NOW: Violence Erupts in Congo Over Election Delay

Violent protests in Congo erupted as citizens challenge a violation of the country's constitution.

Africare House Bridges Diaspora Gaps

Africare House, one of the leading black American nonprofit international development organizations, is ushering in a new wave of innovation under its latest president and CEO, Robert L. Mallett.

AFRICA NOW: TEDGlobal Returns to Africa

TEDGlobal — an extension of TED Talks, the nonprofit organization devoted to spreading ideas in the form of short, powerful talks — makes its return to Africa after 10 years.

The Rwanda Genocide: 20 Years Later

As the first case to prosecute rape as an act of genocide during wartime nearly 20 years ago, prosecutors involved in the 1997 International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda reconvened for an additional review in hopes of continued support against rape ...

Ghanaian Pageant Aims to Boost Homeland Pride

In an effort to improve U.S.-Ghana relations, young women representing all 10 regions of Ghana took part Saturday in the second annual Miss Ghana Tourism pageant in Potomac, Maryland.

African Nations at Odds Over Fate of Ivory Trade

After protesters decided to set fire to roughly 105 tons of elephant ivory and 1.35 tons of rhinoceros horns in Nairobi National Park in Kenya, leaders in more than 30 African countries responded, including Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, who issued ...

Rep. Rangel Praises House Approval of AGOA

Rep. Charles Rangel praised this week's bipartisan passage of legislation that promotes access to benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).

S. African Student Protest Against Systemic Racism Goes Viral

Though it has been almost 23 years since South Africa's system of racial segregation has ended, hundreds of students at a prestigious all-girls high school in the country who say they still feel the effects of apartheid have sparked a ...

African University Pushes for Global Black Research

The University of Cape Town, Africa's premier educational institution, is looking to expand its African-based research domestically and internationally.

Liberia Celebrates 169 Years as Africa's Oldest Independent Republic

The West African nation of Liberia recently celebrated 169 years of independence as Africa's oldest republic.

Henderson Tours Guide Travelers to Their African Roots

Henderson Tours was the first travel agency to offer large, multi-group tours to West Africa.

U.S. Transportation Dept. Approves Flights to Cuba

As part of the Obama administration's efforts to normalize relations with Cuba, the U.S. Department of Transportation approved six domestic airline services for flights to the island.

Need for Capacity-Building in Africa Reinforced

Democratic Reps. Karen Bass of California and Gregory Meeks of New York co-hosted an "Africa Policy Breakfast" on Friday — the first anniversary of the reauthorization of the African Growth Opportunity Act — leading a discussion on why capacity-building is ...

Botswanan Officials Tout Economic Success During 50th Anniversary

Through prudence, fiscal discipline and good governance, Botswana earned the reputation as one of the fastest growing economies in the world in the mid-1970s and is now a solidly middle-income country.

Black Box Found in EgyptAir Flight 804 Wreckage

The flight data recorder from EgyptAir Flight 804 has been recovered by searchers, Egypt's Civil Aviation Accident Investigation Committee said Friday — possibly a key step in determining what caused the plane to crash into the Mediterranean Sea nearly a ...