Regions / Africa
Pennsylvania divestment bills are unlikely to have much impact on Iran or Sudan, but they provide fodder for moral pieties by politicians.
Under the guise of developing 'climate-ready' crops, the world's largest seed and agrochemical corporations are pressuring governments to allow what could become the broadest and most dangerous patent claims in intellectual property history.
Obama's decision to continue to provide military assistance to Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Yemen, and Chad is a rejection of the progressive principles Obama stood for on the 2008 campaign trail.
The UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security just turned 10 years old -- but few nations are helping it meet its goals of involving women in peacemaking and peacekeeping.
In this interview, Peace Corps volunteer Nathan Dieck provides a rare firsthand account of a U.S. counter-terrorism operation in Africa.
The international community agreed to the goal of achieving universal access to HIV/AIDS treatment, but the Obama administration is scaling back its commitment
Tensions remain high in Uganda even one year after riots left dozens dead.
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.