Regions / Africa
Though still deadly, Somali pirates have become business-like.
The prospects for a new war in the Sahel appear increasingly probable.
The government in Somalia has reportedly not been accountable with the foreign aid it has received, with much money arriving in powerful individuals' pockets and not the general population.
Kaganga John acts locally to promote sustainable development in his Ugandan village, but he thinks globally.
Islamist militias have defeated Tuaregs struggling to establish a homeland in Mali.
IPS' Foreign Policy In Focus, Friends of the Congo, and Africa Faith & Justice Network held a briefing on the M23 uprising, the involvement of the Rwandan government, and ethnic tensions in Eastern DRC.
South Sudan's first birthday is marked by economic hardship and renewed conflict with Sudan.
IPS' Foreign Policy In Focus hosted two of Liberia's premier civil society leaders for a briefing on extractive industries and land grabs -- and an honest assessment of President Sirleaf.
Arrests and demonstrations in Sudan will coincide with the anniversary of the coup that brought Omar al-Bashir to power.
This article examines a secessionist group located on Kenya's coast that says much about a historical injustice, yet their demands for an independent state should not be met, according to the author.