January 5, 2012 In Senegal and around the world, Youssou N'Dour is a well-known singer, businessman and humanitarian. Though he lacks political experience, he is challenging Senegal's veteran leader and other candidates in next month's presidential election. Will his popularity translate into votes?
November 19, 2011 Kenya's Somali community feels it has become the target of a security crackdown after authorities vowed to drive out supporters of the Somali Islamist group al-Shabab. Some residents of Nairobi's Eastleigh neighborhood, dubbed "Little Mogadishu," say they no longer feel like they belong.
October 17, 2011 Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says she is ready for a runoff election in November after failing to secure an outright first-round victory last week. The recent joint Nobel Peace Prize winner defends her record on economic development and battling corruption.
October 11, 2011 Liberians go to the polls Tuesday to elect a new president. The incumbent, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf — Africa's first democratically elected female president — jointly won the Nobel on Friday, but her opponents say she deserves neither the award nor re-election.
September 4, 2011 Moammar Gadhafi championed the vision of a United States of Africa. As Libya is on the cusp of what appears to be the post-Gadhafi era, the African Union has not officially recognized the rebel leadership and has expressed concern over the plight of black Africans mistaken for Gadhafi's fighters in Libya.