Africa

Report

#AfricaTrending

From FIFA to Magnum ice cream to Nairobi’s traffic, a glimpse at what Africans talk about on Twitter.

Michela Wrong |

Dispatch

Confronting Ghosts

France convicts a Rwandan of genocide -- and grapples with its own role in the horrific events of 1994.

Anna Polonyi |

Slide Show

The World in Photos This Week

Students clash with security forces in Venezuela; armed men stand guard in Crimea; and London's Royal Opera House hosts a 400-person yoga class.

FP Staff |

COLUMN

Mapping Violence and Protests in Nigeria

How Big Data can find the big story.

Kalev Leetaru |

Argument

Blind Spot

Why do convictions for the world’s worst crimes neglect survivors of rape?

Lauren Wolfe |

In Box

When No One's Looking

Election monitors aren't stopping violence -- they're just making sure it happens before they get there.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

In Box

Learning Curve

Why more and more parents in 
poor countries are paying to send 
their kids to private school.

Charles Kenny |

Argument

The New Tyranny

How development experts have empowered dictators and helped to trap millions and millions of people in poverty.

William Easterly |

Christian Caryl

The Streets Ain't What They Used to Be

Back in the days of the Arab Spring, optimists predicted a bright future for democratic upheavals around the world. But the reality in places like Ukraine, Venezuela, Turkey, and Thailand is far messier.

Christian Caryl |

Feature

Longform's Picks of the Week

The best stories from around the world.

Katelyn Fossett |

Report

Unarmed and Dangerous

With civilian rape on the rise, the war on Congo's women comes painfully, pervasively home.

Lauren Wolfe |

Report

Slick Moves

The SEC could help tackle corruption in resource-rich countries around the world -- but the oil industry is getting in the way.

Zorka Milin |

Report

Troubled Waters

Egypt and Ethiopia are at loggerheads over a plan to dam the Nile River.

Keith Johnson |

Dispatch

Unintended Consequences

How clumsy foreign advocates unwittingly helped Uganda's anti-gay bill become law.

Elizabeth Palchik Allen |

Report

'Definitely Going to Blow'

Is Africa's hermit kingdom heading toward a military coup?

Michela Wrong |

COLUMN

The 750 Million Dollar Man

How a Swiss commodities giant used shell companies to make an Angolan general three-quarters of a billion dollars richer.

Michael Weiss |

Argument

Locked Out

Forget ethnic hatred, lack of sea access is the real reason South Sudan is tearing itself apart.

Brenda Shaffer |

Dispatch

Riptide

A deadly surge of revenge violence has seized the Central African Republic -- and peacekeepers seem powerless to stop it. 

Peter Bouckaert |

Slide Show

Bangui's Inferno

Revenge and bloodletting in the Central African Republic.

Marcus Bleasdale |

Report

Oil Pirates and the Mystery Ship

Forget Somalia, the world's new epicenter of piracy is on the other side of Africa.

Keith Johnson |

Case Studies

How Tradition Remade Rwanda

The secret ingredient in Rwanda's efforts to rebuild its nation after the violence of genocide.

Daniel Scher |

Dispatch

Climate of Corruption

How a $50 million graft scandal is pushing Malawi even closer to environmental catastrophe.

Ty McCormick |

David Rothkopf

Course Correction

Dealing with dictators cost the U.S. its soul. Now it's time to atone.

David Rothkopf |

Argument

Aid Amnesia

Jeffrey Sachs has gone down the rabbit hole on the aid debate. He doesn't even remember what it was all about.

William Easterly |

Christian Caryl

African Growing Pains

Africa is poised for economic growth. But it won't all be smooth sailing.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

With Negotiators Like These...

Peace talks won't solve the crisis in South Sudan. Africa-style justice will.

George B.N. Ayittey |

Argument

The Case for Aid

It's become fashionable to argue that foreign aid doesn't make a difference. Here’s why the critics couldn't be more wrong.

Jeffrey Sachs |

Report

Cut Short

The latest threat to international peacekeeping is political warfare in Washington.

Michel Gabaudan |

Argument

Terms of Endurance

Can South Sudan reach a peace deal that will actually last?

Princeton N. Lyman |

Christian Caryl

In 2014, It's Not Just About the Ballot Box

The year ahead will tell us a lot about the state of democracy around the world. But voting is just one part of the story.

Christian Caryl |