How the slave trade patterns of centuries ago are still shaping African marriages today.
The Nigerian-American novelist discusses the pitfalls of hashtag activism, the destructiveness of U.S. foreign policy, and that time he dreamed about meeting Obama at a Brooklyn house party.
Sotloff, Foley, and the doctors fighting Ebola are part of a vital breed of first responders demanded by a new global reality.
After years of pursuing peace and stability, Kenya's political factions are returning to bare-knuckle politics.
South Sudan's hospitals have become targets for both sides in the brutal, ongoing civil war. How can you save lives when doctors and patients are living under the gun?
It looks like the Obama administration has found its grand strategy after all.
From thuggish quarantines to botched burials, is the Liberian government’s handling of the Ebola crisis making it worse?
Out of the headlines but not out of action, the U.S. military is still engaged in long-forgotten interventions.
The self-declared republic's economy is based on remittances from abroad -- which are good business, too. So why is the money-transfer industry under threat?
After half a year of fighting, the world's newest country is barreling toward calamity. But its leaders can pull it back from the brink -- if they choose to do so.
Studies show that infectious disease often affects one gender more than another -- but that knowledge isn't being put into practice.
Renewed fighting in the war-torn country has derailed humanitarian relief efforts, and now tens of thousands are facing starvation.
Experimental drugs and airport screenings will do nothing to stop this plague. If Ebola hits Lagos, we're in real trouble.
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.
Africa's Ebola outbreak isn't just a health care problem. It's also about a crisis of governance.
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.
Why African leaders have growing doubts about the virtues of free trade.
The militant group's rise is leaving a trail of destruction across Nigeria's northeast.
The country's infamous anti-homosexuality law has been struck down -- but homophobia is still dangerously enshrined in the country's penal code.
The United States wants to help rid Africa of corruption, coups, and terrorism. And it's going about it all wrong.
If South Africa's political factions could reconcile, so can South Sudan's warring parties.
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.
Why this week's U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit needs to pay more than just lip service to human rights and good governance.
From Syria to Gaza to #BringBackOurGirls, what makes people care about stories one minute -- and forget about them the next?
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.