Regions / Africa
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.
How the Pentagon is using the "ISIS crisis" to expand its footprint in the Horn of Africa.
As the world's youngest country enters its third year of civil war, there are new hopes for a durable peace.
The Islamic State is pursuing a strategy of mergers and acquisitions.
As if the current 662 U.S.military bases around the world from which air strikes can be launched aren’t enough.
Will the landmark UN climate deal mark a turning point in the fight against climate change? The devil's in the details.
The Afars, a tightly knit Muslim minority in one of the most inhospitable corners of Africa, are determined to keep their home and the culture that sustains them.
Without concrete, enforceable emissions targets and transition financing, the Paris climate talks will only deepen our climate crisis.