To many Americans, Africa is a continent of unmitigated suffering, plagued by poverty and war. Yet those who know the people well say there's an energy and resilience that enables them to make much of what little good fortune comes their way. As the industrial powers scour the continent for mineral treasure, we examine how a younger generation can negotiate a better deal for their people.
Ever since the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for Sudan's president two weeks ago, the government has been stepping up pressure on the international community.
First, Sudan kicked out more than a dozen aid groups that were helping people in the Darfur region in the west of the country. Now, President Omar al-Bashir says he wants all foreign aid groups out within a year. The situation is quickly becoming a test for the Obama administration, which came in talking tough about the genocide in Darfur.