The real reason the Sahel is awash with terrorists? Rapid population growth.
The world’s leading nations are convening a meeting on the fight against corruption. Here’s what they ought to be discussing.
As Western countries rush into Africa's troubled Sahel region, are we once again forgetting history?
A witches' brew of Islamic jihadists is stirring up trouble across the continent. But is that America's problem yet?
How two words -- forged nearly a century ago -- help explain France's military intervention in Mali.
A war-torn country is not a broken country. How Liberia pulled off its 2005 election.
Africa growth skeptics have got it wrong. The continent's rise is very real.
The International Finance Corporation responds to Cheryl Strauss Einhorn's investigation into the World Bank's investment arm.
Why the rumors of Africa's explosive growth have been greatly exaggerated.
Academic economists usually air their new ideas first in working papers. Here, before the work gets dusty, a quick look at transition policy research in progress.
For one journalist embarking on a seven-year journey to retrace the footsteps of early humans, the biggest obstacles are man-made.
The story of how the World Bank's investment arm hands out billions in loans to wealthy tycoons and giant multinationals in some of the world's poorest places.
How five governments are using behavioral economics to encourage citizens to do the right thing.
Who's your enemy? Why fight? Over the course of three years, Belgian-Tunisian photojournalist Karim Ben Khelifa has traveled to both sides of the world's longest-simmering conflicts to ask these pointed questions. What he heard from combatants in the Gaza Strip, the disputed Kashmir region along the India-Pakistan border, and tribally divided South Sudan captures the futility of wars that never end -- and can't be won. Tragically, bitter rivals are often fighting for the very same reasons.
From Turkey to Congo, next year's wars threaten global stability.
Africans are getting better at finding their own solutions to African problems.
Why won't the Obama administration back a treaty to make reading more accessible for the visually impaired?
Congo is an object lesson in how not to resolve conflicts. It's time we changed that.
Mubarak may be gone, but his economic policies still haunt Egyptians.
The developed world could make a big difference to the global economy simply by helping migrants to do what comes naturally: send money home.
In the impenetrable Dogon highlands of Mali, the storm of war is coming.
How did 1,000 skinny militiamen in rubber boots conquer a city of 1 million people in a matter of hours?
Once again, the Democratic Republic of the Congo has descended into chaos.
Mauritanians are still wondering who fired a gun at their country’s president. What the latest whodunit tells us about the state of democracy in a strategic corner of West Africa.