Massacring unarmed protestors is more common than you might think -- and governments often get away with it.
As if the murderous LRA leader Joseph Kony weren’t bad enough, now he’s poaching elephants.
It's not what the World Bank's president is cooking up.
When it comes to trade, there's an easy way for small nations to compete.
The father of emerging markets says we shouldn't give up on the world's Somalias and Zimbabwes.
More than 60 experts weigh in on whether the "African century" is for real.
In a country where rape has been used as a weapon of war, reformers are making special efforts to turn women into cops.
Could Somalia actually be ready to throw off the failed state tag?
What do a handful of South African mercenaries do for an encore in Somalia, once all the pirates are gone?
Somaliland was once part of chaotic Somalia. Today it's a thriving oasis of peace.
The improbable tale of a West Virginia heiress the Pentagon hired to take on Somalia's jihadists.
Was Abdul Jalil al-Fransi an al Qaeda fighter -- or a French spy?
The great emerging markets want to start their own bank. But it doesn't seem like they've really thought it through.
There will never be another Nelson Mandela, but maybe that’s just what South Africa needs to save itself from ruin.
The unlucky continent finally seems to be on a real path to growth, but is democracy essential to sustain Africa’s rise?
Amid the drug palaces of northern Mali, it's easy to see why this war will be hard to win.
South Africa is a mess. So why does it get to sit at the BRICS big boy table?
For savvy investors looking to diversify their portfolios, there’s only one place left to go: sub-Saharan Africa.
Cairo needs to tackle its subsidy addiction. And yes, it’s not going to be easy.
In the war for the heart of northern Mali, the real fear isn’t al Qaeda, it’s the criminals and fundamentalists lurking just around the corner.
Kenya’s general election wasn’t perfect -- but it was peaceful. Here’s why.
The United States must find a way to work with its East African ally, even if it's run by an accused perpetrator of crimes against humanity.