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.
Security is improving in the eastern part of the country -- so why are many refugees worse off than before?
If you want to rule for 1,000 years, don't touch my daughters or my cigarettes.
Why do so many people in West Africa think the Ebola outbreak sweeping through the region is a hoax?
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.
How Rwanda's Pentecostals are keeping the demons of the past at bay.
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?
Heavily armed conservationists are fighting to save the world’s remaining rhinos. A dispatch from the front lines of South Africa's poaching wars.
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.
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.