Regions / Africa
Kofi Annan and the Bill Gates want to bring the Green Revolution to Africa. Will this herald a new age for African agriculture or the destruction of the continent's biodiversity?
Sam Daley-Harris argues for improving microfinance so that it lives up to its potential. Robert Pollin counters that microfinance must be embedded in a larger development program.
Is microcredit the solution to global poverty? Yes and no....
It's amid the U.S. government's contradictory posturing and less-than-humanitarian geopolitical motives that the activist movement addressing Darfur operates.
Robert Zoellick, a tone-deaf, name-calling steely opportunist, is the wrong choice to lead the Bank.
Meeting is great, Patrick Bond writes, but WSF activists need to converge on strategy, generate joint actions, and forge cross-sectoral ties.
The Forum brought 70,000 people to Nairobi. But, Emira Woods asks, where was the Kenyan government support?
Autonomy for this former colony looks good on paper. But true self-determination works better in both principle and reality for the people of Western Sahara.
Violence continues to engulf Somalia. Here's what can be done to promote reconciliation.
The International Monetary Fund is increasingly irrelevant and even its own assessment found major flaws in its track record in the poorest countries.