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Black Voters in Charlotte Illustrate Barack Obama’s Challenge

At a bus stop near an abandoned shopping mall 15 minutes east of this city's attractive and buzzing downtown, President Barack Obama's hope and...

Lower Zambezi, a Wonder to Behold

Zambia has so much beauty and so many undiscovered tourism attractions. One such beauty is the Lower Zambezi, which happens to be among the...

Public-Private Partnerships Needed for African Infrastructure

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood has recommended partnerships between governments and private companies to build large-scale transportation projects in Africa. "Governments can only do...

Al-Shabaab’s Threat to Kenya

The U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, released a message April 23 informing U.S. citizens in the country that it had received credible information regarding...

For Woman in Sudan, No Escape From Misery

Mary Nyekueh Ley has a quick way of summing up her life. "My life’s a curse,” she said. Her first husband was wounded in battle and...

As Public Sector Sheds Jobs, Blacks Are Hit Hardest

Don Buckley lost his job driving a Chicago Transit Authority bus almost two years ago and has been looking for work ever since, even as other municipal bus drivers around the country are being laid off. At 34, Mr. Buckley, his two daughters and his fiancée have moved into the basement of his mother’s house. He has had to delay his marriage, and his entire savings, $27,000, is gone. “I was the kind of person who put away for a rainy day,” he said recently. “It’s flooding now.”

Riots Erupted in Britain Over Police Involved Killing

Two police cars and a bus were set alight in north London on Saturday after a protest, which followed the killing of a 29-year-old man who was gunned down by police earlier this week, turned nasty.

Mother Faces More Time in Jail for Jaywalking Than the Drunk...

On April 10, 2010, Raquel Nelson lost her 4-year-old son. Nelson was crossing a busy Marietta, Georgia, street with her son and his two siblings when they were struck by a hit-and-run driver. Police were able to track down the driver, Jerry Guy, who later admitted he had been drinking and had taken painkillers the night of the accident. He was also mostly blind in one eye. Guy had already been convicted of two prior hit-and-runs. He pleaded guilty, served six months of his five-year sentence, and was released last October.

Cape Town a top 15 bicycle-friendly city

African cities "aren't the first that spring to mind for bike friendliness, but Cape Town is doing its best to change that