In 2010, the Administration of President Barack Obama elevated development, making it one of the central pillars of U.S. foreign policy.
President-elect Ouattara has called for a one-month ban on cocoa exports.
TechWomen is a new initiative which will help women in the field of technology from the Middle East and North Africa.
The people of South Sudan moved a step closer to democracy this month.
Tensions are rising again in Cote d'Ivoire.
The United States regrets the loss of life and calls upon all parties exercise restraint.
After a hiatus of nearly six years, the United States is sending an ambassador to Syria.
The high-stakes political stalemate continues in Cote d'Ivoire, where the former president refuses to yield to his elected successor.