Regions / Africa
When Kenya invaded Somalia in 2011, it overturned a 48-year-old policy of not involving itself in the armed conflicts of its neighbors—and now innocent Kenyans are paying the price.
The Nairobi Mall attack ripped open wounds still healing from the electoral violence in 2007 and 2008.
The ease with which al Shabaab and other extremist groups handle social media is disconcerting.
To insist that violence is decreasing worldwide demonstrates extreme insensitivity to the victims of violence such as what Nairobi and Peshawar experienced this weekend.
Or let Omar al-Bashir in and arrest him since he’s been indicted by the International Criminal Court for genocide and war crimes.
Two U.S. initiatives to provide Africans with electricity seem likely to lead to large, climate-polluting projects rather than the locally sourced renewable energy rural Africa needs.
Sub-Saharan states continue to underserve their people.
Al-Qaeda's power has waned in Mali, but unresolved ethnic conflicts still threaten the country after 16 months of civil war, a military coup, and French military intervention.
Philanthropists use microlending and financial literacy programs to conscript world’s poor into the service of free markets.
Nelson Mandela has long enjoyed the support of Fidel Castro, and many right-wing Cuban Americans have never forgiven the anti-apartheid leader for it.