A Chinese ship reportedly rammed a Filipino fishing vessel and left the crew in the water.
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's decision to resign early came weeks after Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev ended his own decades-long reign, but many other leaders seem set to stay.
Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe, untouchable for decades and a hero of African independence, is out. Who's next?
Equatorial Guinea's president saluted the late Libyan leader's vision to create a United States of Africa.
The Angolan president will not run for re-election in August.
Jammeh left Gambia on Saturday after a standoff with West African military forces.
Teodorin Obiang says the cars, including four Ferraris, are not his.
The U.S. is ordering insurance companies to report the identities of people making all-cash purchases of high-end real estate.
The leaked document sparks outrage among gay groups and communities.
The government had offered a reward of 30 million pesos ($2.3 million) for information leading to the capture of Luis Fernando Sanchez Arellano, known as 'the engineer'
Human-rights groups and opposition parties have condemned the execution of four of President Teodoro Obiang's rivals, found guilty of plotting a coup and killed just an hour later. They allege that the deaths were essentially "political assassinations."
Once the province of a few fringe players operating on the margins of Washington, lobbying for foreign countries has become big business for the most prestigious firms in D.C. According to data from the Department of Justice, the number of registrants—forms submitted by people registered to represent foreign countries—grew from about 1,800 in the first half of 2005 to 1,900 in the first half of 2009, the most recent data available.
A senior member of George W. Bush's Pentagon policy team met with an associate of Simon Mann, a colorful British mercenary leader, not long before Mann led a team of soldiers of fortune in an unsuccessful 2004 attempt to oust the dictator of Equatorial Guinea.
There has been a lot of talk from oil companies about conducting themselves responsibly in the developing world. So what's been done for these nations? Surprisingly little, unless you are one of the elite in a country such as Angola or Republic of the Congo, where leaders-for-life view state assets as their own cash cows, and place gains in international banks while their people starve.
She was making lunch for herself and a friend one Saturday this spring when an unfamiliar feeling swept over her. The 50-year-old social worker had fallen deep into depression two years earlier, and had given up on prescription antidepressants when the first one she tried left her sluggish, sexually dormant and numb to her own emotions.