Inside Africa chats with artist Goncalo Mabunda about transforming weapons into collective art.
The concept of converting "swords to plowshares" -- turning from war towards constructive, peaceful endeavors -- is as old as the Bible.
At a Colombian National Police base in the outskirts of Bogota, the nation's capital, a new recruit is being trained.
The Colombian National Police are recruiting four-legged trainees to detect explosives. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.
Double-punched by two Indian Ocean storms, the southern African nation of Mozambique on Tuesday struggled with the destruction of a portion of its main national highway, cut-off communications and a reported death toll of 18, according to the nation's National Institute for Natural Disasters.
Meet 340ml, a band from Mozambique, making a life and a name for themselves in South Africa.
From the sea to the plate, CNN's Nkepile Mabuse shows us how to enjoy prawns.
The president of Comoros has declared three days of national mourning following a deadly boat crash in the island nation.
Moammar Gadhafi has been the leader of Libya for 42 years. In America, a tenure of that length would be equivalent to Richard Nixon still being president today rather than having left office in 1974.
Rebels report progress against government forces in Libya. CNN's David McKenzie reports.
One out of three Africans are now middle class, according to a new report -- but can that really be true?
Indian naval patrols captured 61 suspected Somali pirates and rescued 13 crew from a hijacked fishing vessel after a crossfire in the Arabian Sea over the weekend, authorities said Monday.
It's the hotel where many guests have lived all their lives and some may never check out.
The U.S. diplomatic cables obtained and released by WikiLeaks frequently rely on unnamed sources for delicate information. But one such source -- a businessman in Mozambique -- has furiously denied making remarks about high-level corruption attributed to him by a U.S. diplomat.
The hijacking of a container ship in the Indian Ocean Friday afternoon is evidence of a "constantly expanding area of pirate activity" off the Africa coast, military officials said.
A potentially fatal sheep and goat disease could spread from Tanzania into southern Africa, a United Nations agency warned, threatening millions of people's livelihoods and food supplies.
Water pumps can save lives -- but only if they work.
Mozambican music icon Feliciano dos Santos is using his songs to educate people about the importance of hygiene.
Mozambique's biggest pop star doesn't always sing about eternal romance or lovelorn relationships.
As Pakistan struggles to recover after one of the worst floods in its history, questions are already being asked about how human decisions may have exacerbated the effects of this natural disaster.
Niko Mushi hated rats, as did most people in his village near Tanzania's Mt. Kilimanjaro -- until he learned the critters had a nose for land mines.
In the aftermath of riots that killed 13 people and left over 400 injured, the Mozambican government announced Tuesday that it would implement a price subsidy program to offset price hikes on virtually all basic necessities including bread, water and energy.
Concerned with the recent outbreak of riots over food prices in the African nation of Mozambique, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced Saturday it will hold a special meeting this month to discuss rising wheat prices.
Seven people have been killed and 294 injured in riots in the southern African nation of Mozambique, Deputy Justice Minister Alberto Nkutumula said Friday.
Panera Bread Company's chairman explains why his company lets customers decide what they want to pay for their food.
At least one person was killed Thursday as riots in the southern African nation of Mozambique continued into a second day, Deputy Justice Minister Alberto Nkutumula said in a televised news conference.
At least four people died and 27 were wounded in riots that erupted Wednesday after Mozambique's government announced increases in the price of bread, water, energy and other critical goods, the southern African nation's official news agency reported.
In the fight to save Africa?s prized rhinos, game reserves are stepping up their patrols. Diana Magnay reports.
Continued rhino poaching in South Africa is causing some security firms to adopt military tactics in their battle against the poachers.
The idea that those who have should share with those who don't is inherent in most societies -- insects, animals and humans alike.
Nigeria joined Group C rivals Egypt in the quarterfinals of the Africa Cup of Nations after they completed a 3-0 victory over Mozambique on Wednesday.
Defending champions Egypt became the second team to qualify for the quarterfinals of the Africa Cup of Nations with a 2-0 victory over Mozambique in Angola on Saturday night.
Egypt began the defense of their Africa Cup of Nations crown with an emphatic 3-1 victory against title rivals Nigeria in Angola on Tuesday.
The final 32 for the 2010 World Cup finals has become clearer after the latest round of qualifying matches with three more nations claiming places in South Africa.
Egypt and Algeria will have to face each other again in a winner-takes-all World Cup playoff match after Emad Moteab scored a dramatic goal in the fifth minute of injury time to give the Pharaohs a 2-0 win in Cairo.
The final 32 for next summer's World Cup finals will become a bit clearer after this weekend's round of qualifying matches -- with four of the nine remaining places available for South Africa 2010 to be determined over the next 48 hours.
A $5 million prize to reward good leadership in Africa was dramatically awarded Monday to ... nobody.
Nigeria kept alive their hopes of a World Cup finals place alive with a dramatic last-gasp goal to beat Mozambique 1-0 in African Group B on Sunday.
The flight from Atlanta, Georgia, to Johannesburg was as easy a 15-hour flight as I've ever had.
Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien scored one of the goals as Ghana defeated Sudan 2-0 in Accra on Sunday to become the first African qualifiers for the 2010 World Cup finals in South Africa.
The countdown to the 2010 World Cup, football's biggest carnival, began in earnest this week with the passing of the one-year anniversary to the opening game of the event.
CNN interviewed Emily Eavis three weeks before the Glastonbury festival opened its doors to the public. Here she tells CNN what she gets up to in the run up to the event. She also explains her late mother's influence on proceedings and how charities benefit from the Glastonbury festival.
They came from around the world, braving bitterly cold temperatures, security perimeters and large crowds in the streets of the nation's capital to see one man make American history.
After stopping in Baltimore, Maryland, President-elect Barack Obama talks with those aboard the train.
The number of cholera deaths in Zimbabwe has passed 1,000, the United Nations said Wednesday.
A sweeping new report by the World Health Organization challenges governments to improve world health through smart social policy
Two teenage girls used DNA bar coding to determine that some sushi on New York dinner plates was mislabeled with cheaper fish being passed off as a more expensive species.
A U.N. agency rolled out a $214 million program Tuesday to help 16 needy places hit hard by high prices for food and oil, amid a crisis already making it hard for aid groups to provide enough food for the world's hungry
The rock trio will set out on tour in September – for a good cause
Organizers expect hundreds of thousands of people to converge on central Pretoria Tuesday as a part of the country's so-called Million Man March against crime.
A wave of violence against immigrants that left 56 people dead and forced 30,000 from their homes has subsided, South Africa's safety and security minister said Monday
South Africans protesting the violence against foreigners marched in the streets of Johannesburg on Saturday, carrying signs saying, "Stop the Senseless Killing," "Mr. Mbeke, Where are You?" and "Shame on Us."
South Africa is sending in the army to help stop rampaging mobs from attacking foreigners. CNN's Robyn Curnow reports.
The atmosphere was tense in Cape Town on Friday after xenophobic violence that has left more than 40 dead in Johannesburg spread to South Africa's largest city.
They fled poverty and violence. But now even the plight of their home country seems preferable to the anti-immigrant mobs
Angola's government has denied permission for a Chinese ship to unload weapons destined for Zimbabwe at its port, the latest country to do so, the nation's state-run ANGOP news agency reported.
A Chinese ship that was blocked from unloading its cargo in South Africa may return to China because of difficulties at African ports, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said Tuesday.
Zimbabwe officials on Saturday began recounting ballots from the country's disputed election in a move that could overturn a claimed victory by opponents to President Robert Mugabe.
Unrest over food prices in countries like Haiti is proving again the role of hunger in fomenting revolution
Twenty-seven year old Thobile is raising five children on her own. The youngest is five months, the oldest eleven.
Sporadic gunfire and explosions were heard Tuesday on the Indian Ocean island of Anjouan after soldiers arrived to oust a renegade commander.
One of history's deadliest diseases has been making a comeback. Scientists want to know why
It's not easy to keep a group of 60 elementary school children seated, but when students from Canada and Burkina Faso gathered in a virtual classroom, they all sat, eyes eagerly glued to the computer screen as they listened to stories about the lives of their new peers.
The number of people around the world living with the virus that causes AIDS is actually nearly seven million fewer than previous estimates, according to the United Nations.
Josh Macabuag is in Jozini, South Africa, where he will be working with the charity Engineers Without Borders (EWB).
Joshua Macabuag is a 23 year-old recent graduate of the University of Oxford's Pembroke College.
Kenya enjoyed a golden evening at the world athletics championships in Osaka on Tuesday with Janeth Jepkosgei winning a blistering women's 800 meters after Brimin Kipruto had led a Kenyan one-two-three in the men's 3,000 meters steeplechase.
Portugal's most celebrated former player Eusebio underwent surgery on his cartoid arteries early on Monday, a hospital spokesman said.
South Africa's new coach, Carlos Alberto Parreira, was finally granted a work permit on Monday after an embarrasing spat between the government and the football chiefs hosting the 2010 World Cup.
Former Portugal defender Abel Xavier has signed a contract with Premier League side Middlesbrough until the end of the season, after completing a ban for doping.
World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz Tuesday called Africa a "continent of opportunities" and said he would make it his priority in the coming years.
Joana crawled toward me on her skeletal elbows and knees, each movement a painful reminder of the fact that she was dying.
Mariza has become one of Portugal's most successful international stars through her best-selling interpretations of fado, her country's most traditional musical form known as the "Portuguese blues."
I am from Harare, Zimbabwe. I saw an article in the newspaper about MineTech getting a contract to work in Mozambique. I applied and passed the selection course, and was trained in Harare. That was...
Walking into the highly restricted tuberculosis ward of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Malawi's second city of Blantyre is a lesson in humility.
Middlesbrough defender Abel Xavier has protested his innocence over his failed drugs test and promised he never `intentionally doped' himself.
African health ministers have declared a tuberculosis emergency to muster greater political commitment to stop one of the continent's top killers, the United Nations' World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday.
Espanyol have signed Mozambique defender Armando Sa from Primera Liga rivals Villarreal.
Each morning before dawn, a secret print shop at the CIA's Langley, Virginia, compound produces a handful of copies of the nation's most closely guarded document, the President's daily brief.
The World Health Organization is investigating an outbreak of hemorrhagic fever in northwestern Angola, it said Friday.
Dave and Annie Hall have priorities: They want to build up their retirement accounts and other investments, live comfortably, and become millionaires over the next 15 years.
Olympic 110m hurdles champion Liu Xiang of China and American Marion Jones have both pulled out of Sunday's Golden League meeting in Berlin.
President Bush praised the first group of countries selected to apply for aid Monday from the Millennium Challenge Account, a new aid fund that was launched in February.
Landmine detection may be easier in future, if trials of genetically-engineered plants by the University of Copenhagen prove successful.
Ludfine Anyango, a 34-year old woman from Kenya, was diagnosed HIV-positive eight years ago. She was married at the time. Her husband died from the disease. It was then she suspected that she too might be infected. She was.
Under American law, you are ineligible for public assistance if you have as little as $1,000 in financial assets. Although occasionally denounced as excessively hard-nosed, the requirement is all t...
We must weigh in again on South Africa, especially with respect to two large questions that keep getting answered wrong in the New York Times and Washington Post. Question No. 1 is whether sanction...
Historians will record, or better yet forget, that every one of the following happenings happened in 1986, during the tenure of an administration said to be quite conservative: The Attorney General...
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