February 5, 2010
São Tomé cacao plant

BBC World Service reports on…

The re-awakening of the chocolate isles Sao Tome & Principe. The Portuguese colonists used to call them the chocolate isles. And after the Portuguese left in 1975, life on the two African islands slowed as they sank deeper and deeper into poverty. But now there are signs that the archipeligo of Sao Tome & Principe is awakening from its long slumber.
October 19, 2009

Bongo Names Gabon Government

Gabon’s new president Ali Ben Bongo has named his first government. Mr. Bongo is promising change after more than 40 years under his father, Omar Bongo.