Regions / Africa
Every democracy in the world has an elected legislature. Why not the United Nations?
Two young women reflect on their decision to flee Eritrea, a small state that produces one of the highest rates of asylum seekers in the world.
Survivors say rape has become "just a normal thing" for women caught up in South Sudan's civil war.
The BRICS were well poised to rival the West's control of the global economy. But while they grapple with economic slowdowns and rising social tensions, other blocs of developing economies are rising to the fore.
South Sudan is unable to function as a state because it lacks the basic ingredients needed for nation-building.
While the international community propped up kleptocratic generals, South Sudan's social entrepreneurs took matters into their own hands. The future of the country belongs to them.
If he wants to save his legacy on Africa, Barack Obama will have to be more than a shill for U.S. security firms and corporations.
Barack Obama is headed to Ethiopia. Will he speak up for the journalists and activists locked up by Washington's "war on terror" ally?
The U.S. Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage will bolster the work of human rights activists around the world. But it will also pose some challenges.
There are more refugees adrift in the world today than ever before. If they formed a country, it would be the 24th most populous on the planet.