The United Nations wants us to make life better for girls. It's a worthy aim. But what does that mean in practice?
Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf talks to Foreign Policy about corruption, press freedom, and developing her nation as a petropower.
Why al-Shabab's Westgate massacre is just the tip of the iceberg for an Africa on the edge of dysfunction.
The World Economic Forum's big report isn't all it's cracked up to be.
One major social media service isn't keeping up with its peers in dealing with designated terrorists.
International election monitors are devaluing their verdicts for political reasons. It's time to stop.
From Nairobi to Timbuktu, the new terrorist battleground is in Africa.
As we mark the anniversary of the death of Chris Stevens, there are some in Washington who'd like to turn the drones loose on Benghazi. Here's why that would be a bad idea.
After decades of civil war, Somalia is awash in mental illness and without a single trained psychiatrist. That the folk cure for PTSD involves being locked in a room with a hyena isn't helping.
We've already tried breaking up the DRC -- and more than 1 million people died.
Cowboys Stadium uses more electricity than the entire country of Liberia. But African leaders, together with the White House and U.S. Congress, are working to end the scourge of energy poverty.
Praising Zimbabwe's slightly-less-fraudulent election is like congratulating Anthony Weiner for sending photographs of his genitals to fewer women this year.
Why a small town in Libya refuses to give up custody of the revolution’s most high-profile prisoner.
David Bax helped save 35 aid workers in a Mogadishu firefight. So why did they turn against him?
Is Huawei wiring Africa for surveillance? Or just for money?
Mali's presidential vote is scheduled for the absolute worst time -- and Paris is to blame.
Zimbabwe is bouncing back from recent history's most shocking economic slump. Or is it?
Islamists in East Africa were supposed to be on the run. But the raids and spy flights keep increasing.
How the GOP conveniently forgot about its role in propping up a white supremacist regime.
Mandela helped South Africans find their way to political freedom. But they still haven’t managed to overcome the economic legacy of the old regime.