Beijing's policy of nonintervention in oil-producing countries is becoming a bit more flexible.
Riek Machar tells IBTimes that the opposition is headed for the Paloch oil fields, but civilian fighters have motivations of their own.
Cluster-bomb remnants have been found in South Sudan, but it's hard to determine who is responsible.
A World Bank study found that changing one key social institution in Ethiopia made a big difference for women at work.
President Obama's Power Africa initiative is just gearing up with a groundbreaking geothermal project in Ethiopia.
The Ethiopian Airlines co-pilot who diverted nearly 200 people into Geneva in a bizarre attempt to escape his home country.
Agriculture was meant to be the theme of this week's AU summit, but CAR and South Sudan took center stage.
Both sides of the conflict in the world's youngest country report ongoing clashes.
A ceasefire signed in Ethiopia is the first lull in the conflict, but nowhere near a peace deal yet.
A weird new technology contest is calling on Africa's greatest minds to makes drones work for people, filling a niche long occupied by donkeys.
The world's thinking about South Sudan right now, but next door, one of the world's poorest nations is also dealing with a major crisis.
Talks between Riek Machar and President Kiir supporters are underway; the future of the world's youngest country hangs in the balance.
A new regulatory framework on Internet crime is up for a vote at the next African Union summit.
Washington has played a key role in South Sudan's independence and development, but the new conflict is testing old ties.
The poorest countries in the world, especially in Africa, lose the most to corruption as a percentage of GDP.
An opposition party has compiled an exhaustive record of alleged government human rights abuses. Will it make a difference?
Arba Minch is known to few Westerners other than U.S. military personnel who fly drones from there, but its colorful festival could change that.
The death toll is rising as ethnic tensions worsen, but former vice president Riek Machar denies involvement.
The journalist is on a seven-year journey from Ethiopia to Chile, on foot. As he employs the oldest possible mode of transport, he focuses on remaining connected.
French and African soldiers hope to stem the continent's latest civil war. How did the country in the heart of Africa reach this point?
Before turning into an icon of national reconciliation, Nelson Mandela trained to wage war, in Ethiopia -- and left a deep legacy there.
South Africa's Nelson Mandela, former president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, has died at the age of 95.
The surrender of the M23 guerrillas didn't stop the United Nations from deploying UAVs against militant groups.
A new fiber-optic cable network in Uganda brings hope to techies in Africa -- and to Google's plan to wire the developing world.
Fast economic growth in developing countries isn't doing enough to ameliorate poverty.
President Joyce Banda faces the music as a number of donors suspend development assistance.
Addis Ababa should be one of Africa's brightest tech hotspots, but the government is slowing things down.
A peace deal between Congo and a guerrilla group backed by Rwanda has been delayed yet again, and the central African conflicts continue.
The facility will use technology to address some of Africa's most-pressing problems.
Boko Haram has become a byword for instability in northern Nigeria, but Islamist militants are not the only ones to blame.