Nigerian Forces Launch Offensive Against Militants In Northeast
May 17 2013 5:34 AM
Nigerian armed forces have launched raids against Boko Haram Islamist militants in the north-east, officials said on Thursday.
Bill Gates Is Richer Than Carlos Slim
May 16 2013 4:55 PM
Carlos Slim, the Mexican billionaire, has been dethroned from his status as the world's richest person by Bill Gates after a recent rally in Microsoft stock.
Where Does Your Shirt Come From?
May 16 2013 3:51 PM
The factory that collapsed in Cambodia is the latest deadly industrial disaster. Click to see which economies are dependent on apparel exports.
Africans In Turkey Face Racism, Discrimination
May 16 2013 2:15 PM
At least 50,000 African migrants live in Turkey, mostly in Istanbul. About one-third of them are from sub-Saharan Africa.
GE, Boeing Warn About 777 Engine Problem
May 16 2013 11:28 AM
A problem with engines in Boeing’s 777 jumbo jet has caused engines to fail in mid-flight twice this year.
South African University To Make Zulu Language Compulsory For All Students
May 16 2013 11:04 AM
This marks the first time South Africa’s higher education sector has made teaching an indigenous African language mandatory.
Chinese Rush To Ghana For Gold, Monopolize Small-Scale Mines
May 15 2013 1:13 PM
The people of Shanglin county in southern China have ventured to an unlikely place to seek their fortunes.
DR Congo To Name City In Honor Of Murdered Independence Hero Patrice Lumumba
May 15 2013 11:26 AM
Lemumba's murder has never been solved, and DR Congo has been embroiled in civil wars since.
Nigerian President Declares State Of Emergency After Islamist Militant Attacks
May 15 2013 7:11 AM
The state of emergency comes after a deadly offensive by Islamist militant groups in the troubled northeast part of the country.
Drunk Elephant: Drunken Man Charges Wild Animal And Lives [VIDEO]
May 14 2013 8:25 PM
A drunk man charged an elephant, taunting the animal, and walked away laughing.
Lonmin Workers Walk Out To Protest Shooting Of Union Member
May 14 2013 3:46 PM
National Union of Mineworkers believes the strike against Lonmin is in reaction to the killing of a veteran worker from its rival union.
English Only? The State Department's Got You Covered
May 14 2013 2:48 PM
A new app, simply titled "American English," is available for download on any phone that runs Java or Android.
LinkedIn Is Malfunctioning
May 14 2013 2:36 PM
LinkedIn is suffering some technical difficulties and parts of the site won't load
- Android, Samsung top industry charts in Q1 2013
May 14 2013 8:22 AM
Android-powered smartphones dominated mobile handset sales while Samsung topped the list of manufacturers.
Everyone Should Eat More Insects: UN Report
May 13 2013 2:16 PM
The Food and Agriculture Organization says that for environmental and health purposes, people should eat bugs.
Iran To Build Oil Refineries In 6 African Countries
May 13 2013 1:18 PM
Iran's top energy official says each new refinery would have the capacity to generate 20,000 barrels per day.
Issa Denies Benghazi Probe Is Out To Get Hillary
May 12 2013 10:36 AM
"The American people were lied to," says GOP investigator.
Amplats To Cut 8,000 Fewer Jobs In South Africa
May 10 2013 9:19 AM
Amplats halves its planned jobs cutbacks in South Africa.
Why Tesla's CEO Probably Prefers Consumer Reports To The Times
May 09 2013 4:18 PM
Elon Musk may have a beef with the New York Times’ treatment of the Tesla Model S, but he must be pleased with Consumer Reports’ glowing review.
River Guide Swallowed By Hippo
May 09 2013 1:37 PM
Michigan native and former river guide Paul Templer described an incident in which he was swallowed by a hippo on the Zambezi River in Africa.