Regions / Africa
Niger is the poorest country in the world. Neither humanitarian aid nor free-market reforms prevented its 2005 food crisis.
In The Perils of Globeerization, Chris O'Brien argues that beer can literally save the world.
Oil is a mixed blessing for Nigeria, Liberia, and Chad. Columnist Emira Woods reports on how the rich have pocketed the profits and the poor have suffered the environmental consequences.
The race for South Africa's new leader has already begun. The choice will have significant international implications.
The Bush administration created an imaginary front against terrorism in North Africa. This fiction has had some terrifying results.
A shuffling of the Fund's voting shares slashed Africa's already minimal decision-making power. While unfair, the move is just a symptom of what's wrong with the IMF.
Poverty reduction in sub-Saharan Africa won't come through a quick fix.
How about kicking UN peacekeeping up a notch? A rapid response unit is needed now more than ever.
Historic peace talks currently underway in Uganda are the best opportunity to end Africa's longest running war. Yet the Bush administration has been ambiguous about the U.S. position on the talks.
Is Somalia rapidly turning into this years Afghanistan, with the Islamic Courts in the role of the Taliban and Ethiopia as the unilateral invader?