Regions / Africa
Giving UN peacekeeping troops wider authority to use force in the Congo won't solve the country's instability.
A coherent, well-orchestrated plan for disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration of rebel forces and extremists must accompany any intervention in Mali.
China portrays Africa as a partner in common prosperity, rather than a "doomed continent" requiring aid.
The Obama administration is giving Rwanda President Kagame a pass on enabling violence in the Congo.
The declared loser in the Ghana presidential election is not going gently into the electoral good night.
Sudan President Omar al-Bashir detains "elbow lickers" in "ghost houses."
The citizens of Sierra Leone turned out in droves to vote, but they have failed to benefit from booming oil exploration and the mining industry.
Only a policy of sustained affirmative action can address ingrained gender imbalances in Somalia.
Africa is wealthy in oil, gas, iron, aluminum and rare metals.
Hurricane Sandy demonstrated that a natural disaster could quickly, if temporarily, downgrade a rich country to third-world status.