Regions / Africa
For the first time in years, Somalis are enjoying a renewed sense of hope and optimism
The 99 percent of black South Africans have not tasted the fruits of democracy and freedom.
Elephant poaching may never end until affluent Chinese renounce their taste for ivory.
The bad dream unfolding in Mali is the consequence of the West's scramble for resources in Africa, and the wages of sin from the recent Libyan war.
Though still deadly, Somali pirates have become business-like.
The prospects for a new war in the Sahel appear increasingly probable.
The government in Somalia has reportedly not been accountable with the foreign aid it has received, with much money arriving in powerful individuals' pockets and not the general population.
Kaganga John acts locally to promote sustainable development in his Ugandan village, but he thinks globally.
Islamist militias have defeated Tuaregs struggling to establish a homeland in Mali.
IPS' Foreign Policy In Focus, Friends of the Congo, and Africa Faith & Justice Network held a briefing on the M23 uprising, the involvement of the Rwandan government, and ethnic tensions in Eastern DRC.