Regions / Africa
Seven stories of 2009 that deserved more attention than they received.
While the world focuses on Afghanistan, Africa is addressing the global economic crisis in new ways.
Once perceived as an icon of progress in Africa thanks to wealth from its copper mines, today over 75 per cent of Zambia's population lives below the poverty line.
Washington supports those who protest against regimes it opposes and ignores the human rights activists of allied countries.
A new battle is underway between the United States and China over Angola's oil resources.
Morocco might have a better record on domestic reforms than its neighbors, but that's no excuse to ignore its recent retreat on human rights.
On the eve of Copenhagen, momentum is still falling short of what's needed to prevent disaster. And Africa will feel the effects most of all.
Hillary Clinton tried to emphasize the importance of Africa during her recent trip, but only managed to emphasize how marginal the continent remains to U.S. foreign policy.
Developments in the struggle for African justice are at once promising and disturbing.
As Somalia collapses, it threatens to take Kenya down with it.