Don't snicker: Open defecation is one of the world's most stubborn problems. And the inability to adopt even Victorian-era sanitation is keeping India from being a superpower.
The Defense Department's response time to the Ebola crisis and ISIS fight -- and the money to pay for such operations -- is being severely limited by the lengthy legislative process and the brewing budget war in Congress.
What the history of successful nonviolent movements teaches us about the political transition in Burkina Faso.
Ebola cases are dropping so rapidly that Liberians are talking about the disease in the past tense. They shouldn’t be.
The sloppy, pop-humanitarian coverage of the Boko Haram cease-fire-that-wasn't isn't just bad journalism -- it's a missed opportunity.
While some Liberian religious leaders are harnessing fears over the Ebola outbreak to further an anti-gay agenda, other churches are preaching peace, calm, and a chlorine rinse.
From New York to Brussels to Dakar to Monrovia: Day One of the trip to see Ebola-ravaged Liberia, up close and personal.
The maneuvers that triggered the military coup may actually have been good for democracy in Africa.
Why does the first white head of state in an African democracy come as such a surprise?
Health systems in Africa are ill-equipped to deal with Ebola. And that's partly the fault of IMF policies.
If you crunch the data, the mainstream media has actually been pretty levelheaded.
Why democracy is worth fighting for -- now more than ever.
China’s response to SARS a decade ago was effective but brutal. Is there a better way to stop the spread of Ebola?
The U.N. secretary-general's surprise trip has been -- surprise! -- shelved to avoid "disruption."
East African countries see oil and gas as a road to economic salvation. But are they too late to catch the boom?
The nightmarish Ebola board game that's starting to look all too real.
Kenya's president is charged with inciting ethnic violence that killed thousands. He's about to talk his way out of it like it's a parking ticket.
Health workers aren’t the only ones fighting Ebola -- so are radio journalists, hip-hop singers, and imams.
38 out of 55 African nations have laws punishing sodomy. And things may get worse before they get better.
There’s a way to prevent the virus from spreading, but the answer isn’t travel bans.
In Guinea, the epidemic isn’t just killing people. It’s threatening to tear the country apart.
The 43.3 million uninsured Americans are the country’s greatest vulnerability when it comes to stopping the world’s scariest virus.
Obama called the world to action against Ebola, but most countries are only paying lip service to the coming catastrophe.
The government may not be kicking international aid workers out of South Sudan after all, but rising tensions between the two are getting worse -- and hurting the people who desperately need their help.
Hint: Ils ne parlent pas le français.