Regions / Africa
When the president wants to fulfill a constitutional duty — like nominating a Supreme Court justice — Congress is up in arms. When he launches a blatantly unconstitutional war, it shrugs.
Can the UN secretary-general's ill-advised trip to North Africa nevertheless pave the way to a settlement of the dispute over Western Sahara?
If unrest in the Middle East and mass migration ease, developed states might once again welcome workers from developing states.
The politicization of humanitarian aid poses a huge moral dilemma for NGO workers.
For most of human history, life-saving drugs were a public good. Now they’re only good for shareholders.
It may have sought to create fear, paving the way for a French and U.S. military presence in Burkina Faso.
Protests broke out in Ethiopia in November, and the government is continuing its massive crackdown.
Diamond-rich Botswana avoided the dreaded resource curse and established a prosperous, stable democracy. But political turmoil has begun to roil the traditionally placid society.
Each year Conn Hallinan presents awards to individuals, companies and governments that make following the news a daily adventure.
Manganese mining is a linchpin of Burkina Faso’s corruption and oppression.