The U.S. military has been conducting development-like activities in Africa regularly since the Pentagon stood up the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) in 2002 - and we're still building white elephants.

Although not in Africa, many in the diaspora contribute by sending money back to their families. Also many eventually return to Africa, bringing new skills and important contact with the First World.

The five countries represent the four corners of south, east, west and central Africa with their distinctive cultures, dance, music, lifestyles and cross-cultural assimilation. The festival is in consonance with India's policy of strengthening its multilateral ties with Africa.

Three graduate students at UCSB will be traveling to Africa this summer as a part of the U.S. Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship program (CLS)...All three will be studying Arabic, the primary language of both countries, at intensive language institutions

Two baby elephants intended as a gift to North Korea are unlikely to survive the journey by air, Zimbabwean conservationists said Thursday...The independent Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force said the 18-month-old elephants were being held in pens in the western Hwange National Park, along with pairs of most of the park's other animal species bound for North Korea.

Africa's population is set to boom, but the direction of Canada's Africa policies is less clear. Ottawa has closed embassies, dropped several African countries from its list of targets for bilateral aid and declared a priority shift to the Americas.

The Department of Arts and Culture will host a Cultural Diplomacy conference on 21-22 May 2010 in Pretoria, South Africa...The theme is "Redefining the Role of Culture in the 21st century". The main focus of the conference is to open opportunities to share ideas and exchange knowledge with prominent thinkers on issues of cultural diplomacy.

The United States and the African Union will increase their already close cooperation to promote democracy and development in Africa. Following three days of talks in Washington, it was agreed that meetings will be held at least annually...