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.
Corporations really could make the world a better place -- if only the U.N. and state governments would treat them as equal partners.
A new U.N. report reveals that peacekeepers sent to the Central African Republic took sides in the conflict.
Welcome to this year’s Baseline Profitability Index.
Kenya's counterterrorism approach following the Westgate Mall attack is crude -- and may actually be spawning more violence.
The emerging-market darling is coming apart at the seams. And Boko Haram is just the beginning.
While Republicans played politics, Libya was imploding. Now the Pentagon is readying an embassy evacuation, and the country may be beyond salvation.
Vladimir Putin went to Shanghai to sign an energy pact worth billions of dollars. Too bad China wasn't ready to play ball.
Jacob Zuma's seemingly invincible ANC is back on top -- but that doesn't mean it will continue to rule “until Jesus comes back.”
Nigeria's high-flying finance minister built Africa's biggest economy. But can she survive her country's turbulent domestic politics?
Could anything have prevented the tragedy that is now befalling South Sudan?
Seventeen years after he fled the country, Mobutu Sese Seko is still being held responsible for the shortcomings of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Here's why that view is overly simplistic.
With the country descending into chaos, President Goodluck Jonathan is running out of excuses and places to hide.
How sprawling megacities -- from Lagos to Mumbai -- might just save the world.
The state isn't trying to use Boko Haram as a political tool -- it's just been totally useless in doing anything to defeat it.
Is East Africa’s economic powerhouse becoming the continent’s newest lootocracy?
Why women are the "spoils of war" in Nigeria and around the world -- and nobody cares.
Ghana is one of Africa's big economic success stories. But the discovery of oil has confronted it with some tricky problems.
More than half of all schools in the Central African Republic have closed due to bloody conflict. Reopening them -- and keeping them safe -- should be an international priority.
Every week, thousands of people attend a megachurch in Lagos. But they aren’t there for the sermons -- they believe the televangelist pastor can cure them of HIV, cancer, and other terrible diseases.
Ten thousand dead, 1 million displaced, and things are only likely to get worse for the fledgling country.