The memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela on Tuesday is poised to be one of the largest such gatherings in generations with tens of thousands of local mourners and dozens of foreign leaders expected.
The 23rd World Economic Forum on Africa took place last week in Cape Town, South Africa. Take a look at some of the insights shared by some of Africa's biggest public and private sector heavyweights in attendance.
Former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan launched a commission Thursday to tackle drug trafficking in West Africa as the region increasingly becomes a stopover point for cocaine and marijuana shipments from the Americas to Europe.
The unrest in the Middle Eastern nation of Syria continues to escalate as the government continues to inflict a brutal crackdown on civilian protesters who want an end to the Assad regime and its oppressive policies that have left thousands dead. As world leaders prepare to meet Friday in Tunisia to discuss solutions, BET.com breaks down the Syrian conflict and gets you up to speed on the latest developments.