Regions / Africa
The Rising Continent assesses the performance of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and UN peacekeepers' forces in DR Congo (MONUSCO), and concludes that both failed to live up to their mandate:
The August 2010 issue of NANO Magazine, highlighting nanoscale research expected to have a positive impact on the developing world, included articles focused on energy generation, disease prevention and water purification.
Using violence to thwart genocide may just add fuel to the fire.
A mother cradles her newborn baby girl, with joy where there might have been grief.
The continent's own elites, together with the West and now China, are still making Africans progressively poorer, thanks to the extraction of raw materials.
President Obama's latest initiative for Africa, Feed the Future, is likely to end up feeding the corporations eager to make a profit off of African farmers.
Since the 1994 coup d'etat that saw President Yahya Jammeh rise to power, the Gambian media has been forced to work under repressive and restrictive conditions.
Paul Kagame is on track to win a second term as Rwanda's president. But he is increasingly isolated, both domestically and internationally.
A new U.S. law requires that companies doing business in the Congo and adjoining countries disclose the provenance of the minerals transacted efforts taken to ensure armed groups don't profit.
After the World Cup bombing by the militant group al-Shabaab, it's time for a strong regional response to the crisis in Somalia.