The US and France have bolstered military strength across vast areas of Africa. But the interest is also driven by Western strategic calculations.
During a recent US-Africa forum in New York, US president Barack Obama said that all of Africa produces about as much as France.
Solar systems in Africa can now provide electricity for many households for as little as $56 a year.
Before the genocide, France was Rwanda's main Western backer.
Equatorial Guinea president's free-spending son faces French trial; could be a first for a high-ranking African official
Campaign groups say essential to 'end the culture of immunity in Africa of the biggest kleptocrats who seek only personal gain'.
Selon les chiffres officiels, 640 entreprises françaises sont présentes en Côte d'Ivoire, représentant un tiers du produit intérieur brut
But in Africa, the price of being a woman is still unacceptably high.
At lleast 130 people were killed in Paris in Europe’s worst terrorist attacks on November 13.
The 1.9 million Russian tourists visiting Egypt is equivalent to the entire population of Gabon deciding to go on holiday!
Ties between France and its former colony have grown closer in recent years on under the Socialist government of president Francois Hollande.
A year after popular uprising, how Burkina Faso's coup became inevitable, leaving West Africa on edge
Burkina Faso is a small, landlocked country with a per capita GDP is just $717, but under Compaore had been a major ‘regulator’ of regional peace
UN peacekeepers in Bangui raped a 12-year-old girl and killed a 16-year-old boy, says Amnesty International citing witnesses.
Egypt feels it wasn't heard in 2011 when it warned of the dangers of a Western intervention in Libya, but feels there is need to re-intervene today.
A year ago Cote d'Ivoire Ouattara's shirt was on fire. Now he is sitting pretty, and the region breathing easier
The country goes into an election year that will define its future--and have a major influence on neighbours.
France helps Compaore flee, underscoring its continued Africa influence as Burkina Faso talks strike deal
Regional bloc ECOWAS to hold meeting Thursday as Paris shadow looms large.
Summit season comes with degrees of "equal partnership" talk, but despite this the headlines are usually around promised money.