Regions / Africa
Patrick Bond makes a stinging critique of the recent report of the African Development Bank that claims that 'one in three Africans is middle class' and as a result, Africa is ready for 'take off'.
Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus lost his appeal to continue as chief of the pioneering microcredit institution he founded.
Descendants of the mercenaries that plagued Africa during the post-colonial period have again become prevalent on the continent.
South Sudan, on the verge of nationhood, has a lot of oil but faces enormous challenges.
The standoff in Cote d'Ivoire is over. Here's how to break the cycle of violence.
The prospect of a new civil war looms on the Ivoirian horizon.
Robert Kaplan thinks that Gaddafi, Gbagbo, and Saleh refuse to back down out of fealty to their tribes.
The UN Cancun climate talks established the groundwork for the Green Climate Fund to help poor nations address climate change.
For $700 million, Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe is making China to be the exception to his new edict.
Two weeks before Nigeria's election, Ike Okonta takes aim at progressive politics in Nigeria - or the lack thereof.