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.
Number crunching and pattern recognition may hold the key to predicting and preventing conflicts. But first, peace-builders need to change the way they do business.
The disintegration of South Sudan, the world's newest country, is driving a foreign-policy shift in one of the world's oldest.
Rules designed to thwart criminals also disrupt immigrants sending money home.
Why keeping women away from Congo’s mines -- which are rife with exploitation and sexual violence -- could do more harm than good.
Sexualized violence against girls is going unchecked in schools around the world -- and the perpetrators are teachers. What can be done to stop them?
Afghanistan goes to the polls; pro-Russian demonstrators clash with police in Ukraine; and Indian elections begin.
Chadian peacekeepers may be leaving the Central African Republic, but will the war-torn country ever really be free of its meddling northern neighbor?
A former spokesperson reveals the web of lies, half-truths, and omissions that the United Nations has built in Darfur.
How Washington turned its back on a foreign-policy triumph and let Darfur descend back into chaos. Part 3 in Foreign Policy's exclusive investigation of the U.N.'s peacekeeping debacle in Sudan.
Part 2 in Foreign Policy’s exclusive investigation of the U.N.'s peacekeeping debacle in Darfur.
Slogans won't stop another genocide like Rwanda's. But there are other things that might.
A former aid worker remembers the silence, pain, and foreboding of Rwanda -- just after the 1994 genocide.
How Rwanda's remarkable, two-decade march from genocide has left women behind.
After the Darfur genocide, the United Nations sent in 20,000 peacekeepers with a single mission -- to protect the region's civilians. A Foreign Policy investigation details why they failed, and what the U.N. knew about it.
One of Congo's most brutal militias sprouted from the Rwandan genocide. But will sending troops to fight it cause yet another humanitarian catastrophe?
The legacy of genocide and why humanitarian intervention still needs a president that's compelled to act.
From global-health success story to nightmare: How a worldwide effort to eradicate polio went from Jonas Salk to Islamist terrorist.
How the United States can shape the world without boots on the ground and bombs in the air.