Regions / Africa
The Islamic Courts Union is on the run. But political Islam remains a force to be reckoned with in Somalia.
Is the fall of Mogadishu déjà vu all over again?
Ian Williams explains why rum is the true global spirit, with its warm beating heart in the Caribbean.
Firestone Natural Rubber Company is facing increasing international scrutiny for exploiting the people and natural environment of Liberia.
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.