Regions / Africa
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.
It's time to accentuate the positive with Somalia.
Democracy promotion is not a top priority for the United States in Sudan.
The G8 is reneging on humanitarian aid pledges to Africa while U.S. military aid to Africa swells.
The East African Community has accelerated negotiations with Europe for an Economic Partnership Agreement. The race is on for negotiators and lobbyists to either let Europe in or keep it out.