Africa

Dispatch

South Sudan's Coming Famine

Renewed fighting in the war-torn country has derailed humanitarian relief efforts, and now tens of thousands are facing starvation.

Ty McCormick |

COLUMN

You Are Not Nearly Scared Enough About Ebola

Experimental drugs and airport screenings will do nothing to stop this plague. If Ebola hits Lagos, we're in real trouble.

Laurie Garrett |

Argument

Mayhem at the Hay Adams

Security teams for two African leaders cracked skulls -- literally -- at the White House's big leadership summit. That should never be allowed to happen again.

Jeffrey Smith |

Argument

The Cure for Ebola Is Accountability

Africa's Ebola outbreak isn't just a health care problem. It's also about a crisis of governance.

Blair Glencorse |

Dispatch

How Do You Say 'Kimchi' in Kinyarwanda?

South Korea is offering lessons from its own economic ascent to Rwanda and other African countries -- and bringing business, cuisine, and rice paddies along with it. 

Jonathan W. Rosen |

Argument

Africa's Free Trade Hangover

Why African leaders have growing doubts about the virtues of free trade.

Rick Rowden |

Infographic

Mapping Boko Haram's Growing Insurgency

The militant group's rise is leaving a trail of destruction across Nigeria's northeast.

Reid Standish |

Argument

Is It Now Legal to Be Gay in Uganda?

The country's infamous anti-homosexuality law has been struck down -- but homophobia is still dangerously enshrined in the country's penal code.

Neela Ghoshal |

COLUMN

The Great Security Shift

The United States wants to help rid Africa of corruption, coups, and terrorism. And it's going about it all wrong.

Gordon Adams |

Argument

South Sudan's Road to Peace

If South Africa's political factions could reconcile, so can South Sudan's warring parties.

Desmond Tutu |

Argument

Immunity Cannot Allow Impunity

African leaders want to exempt themselves from prosecution for terrible crimes -- but new research shows their people aren't as forgiving as they might think. 

Jon Temin |

Argument

Sending the Right Message

Why this week's U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit needs to pay more than just lip service to human rights and good governance.

Daniel Bekele |

Argument

A Summit of Opportunity

Why Africa's rising economies are a win-win for U.S. business.

James Manyika |

Argument

Turn On, Retweet, Tune Out

From Syria to Gaza to #BringBackOurGirls, what makes people care about stories one minute -- and forget about them the next?

Lauren Wolfe |

Report

Negotiating the Next War

Allowing rebels to leverage a cease-fire into political power will only lead to more death in the Central African Republic -- as it has in South Sudan and too many other African states.

Rebecca Hamilton |

Dispatch

In Congo, a Disabled Peace

Security is improving in the eastern part of the country -- so why are many refugees worse off than before?

Ty McCormick |

Christian Caryl

9 Things to Avoid When Creating Your Own Caliphate

If you want to rule for 1,000 years, don't touch my daughters or my cigarettes.

Christian Caryl |

Dispatch

Death and Denial in the Hot Zone

Why do so many people in West Africa think the Ebola outbreak sweeping through the region is a hoax?

Clair MacDougall |

Feature

100 Days of Violence, Rumors, and Loss

Since Boko Haram seized the girls of Chibok, Nigeria has racked up the world’s highest terrorism fatality rate -- and the country is beset by nasty conspiracy theories about who is to blame.

Andrew Walker |

Christian Caryl

The Woman Who Came Back from Hell

How Rwanda's Pentecostals are keeping the demons of the past at bay.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

The Missing Link

In 2013, 57 percent of people living with HIV were women. So why has the media frenzy around Truvada, a drug regime that could help prevent infection, excluded them?

Andy Kopsa |

Dispatch

Where the Wild Things Die

Heavily armed conservationists are fighting to save the world’s remaining rhinos. A dispatch from the front lines of South Africa's poaching wars.

Scott C. Johnson |

Report

Coke Brothers

The new $50 billion BRICS bank will finance a wave of heavily polluting coal plants the West wouldn't touch. And that's not all bad.

Keith Johnson |

Slide Show

Horns of Africa

Inside the high-tech, bloody war on rhino poaching.

FP Staff |

Argument

How to Roll Out the Red Carpet for Africa

Obama's major summit with the continent's leaders will only succeed if the White House eschews autocrats in favor of a new generation of democratic champions. 

Jeffrey Smith |