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.
Why the arrest of one of Addis Ababa's most vocal critics is a huge embarrassment for the West.
Nigeria now boasts the largest economy in Africa. So why are homegrown terrorists thriving?
The body blows dealt by Nairobi have human rights groups questioning whether the court can -- or should -- prosecute atrocities in South Sudan and other African states.
A New York tycoon won a sweetheart deal to build a massive "sustainable" palm oil plantation in Cameroon. What followed were accusations of intimidation, corruption, bribery, and deceit.
With handmade balls and makeshift fields, a rural community in Mozambique celebrates its love of a beautiful game.
The DRC's most notorious outlaws may finally be ready to end their 20-year war of rape and plunder.
Somali terrorists, tribal divisions, and political opportunists are conspiring to put the east African nation in a dangerous spot.
Twenty years after the end of a genocidal regime, Rwandans are still trying to come to terms with the destruction of their world.
Match-fixing by soccer players is the least of the sport’s problems.
Ending conflict demands more than knowing why countries go to pieces -- it calls for knowing why they don't.
Zambia has one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, yet its health-care system remains desperate. How this landlocked country survives on one doctor for every 23,000 people.
Corruption, fraud, and match-fixing all go together in Africa’s biggest oil pit.
Teams venturing inland in Brazil may have more to contend with than the opposition
Belgium and Uruguay are ready to reap the dividends of diversity.
West African countries have the players to win the World Cup, but they can’t develop them -- just like their economies.
Why poor countries have too many entrepreneurs and not enough factory workers.
How history, greed, and nepotism are preventing the continent from securing itself against al-Shabab, Boko Haram, and other threats.