Regions / Africa
“Countdown” by Alan Weisman: required reading for earthlings.
Before we get cynical about 2014, let's recount the good news from 2013: declining U.S. militarism, a resurgence of diplomacy, and a more forceful global discussion about inequality.
2013 had its fair share of bad news, but it was also a year of extraordinary activism.
A meditation on history and the long arc of justice.
Our top pieces from 2013 touch on nearly corner of the world.
Sudan might have been better off undivided.
Though Western leaders now lionize Nelson Mandela, the only leaders who stood up for his struggle when it counted were those most demonized by the West.
A French re-militarization of Africa, under the well-worn pretext of humanitarian intervention, is in the making.
Developed countries are still using the WTO to squeeze small farmers in the developing world--and developing world governments are going along with the charade.
We don’t have many Nelson Mandelas left, and we don’t really like the more pedestrian politicians that we’ve been saddled with.