Regions / Africa
As pope, an African could provoke a subtle but important change in global attitudes toward Africa and focus more attention on a rising continent rich with promise and challenges alike.
Migration is one of the best mechanisms for reducing poverty.
The Senate must pass the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, an international agreement that affirms principles of human rights and equality for women everywhere.
Can China manage an effective partnership with both Sudans?
The Algerian hostage crisis was not only both a human and political fiasco, but its regional implications are still evolving.
Western intervention--ostensibly on humanitarian grounds--is largely responsible for the Malian crisis in the first place.
Fissures are beginning to appear in Isaias Afewerki's dictatorship.
The U.S. recognition of Somalia as a sovereign and equal partner entails new responsibilities for both parties.
Non-nuclear weapons states forget that the nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty exists at their pleasure.
British objections to how Algeria handled its hostage situation and a recent visit by one of its boy bands to Ghana highlight U.S. and European condescension towards Africa.