Ethiopia's late dictator was a complex and sophisticated leader -- a self-taught ex-guerrilla who brought his people economic growth and repression.
Circumcision, mosquito killing, and other strange doings of Africom.
If President Obama is serious about wanting to apprehend Joseph Kony, he's got to unleash the dogs of war.
Mugabe biographer Heidi Holland was a unique force among southern African journalists -- independent and fierce, but understanding.
The troubling ambiguity of FP's rankings. Plus: Finland comes in last for once.
Jacob Zuma has charm, but is anyone still buying what he's selling?
Before there was Pussy Riot, there were the Plastic People of the Universe. An FP List of musicians who took on their governments -- and became historical icons.
For years, Rwanda's budding dictator, Paul Kagame, has gotten away with murder, while winning praise (and billions of dollars) from the West. But is the blind support for this strongman finally drying up?
Rwanda's president brought his country back from the horrors of genocide, but a career full of dirty tricks may see the West's love affair with Paul Kagame over.
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.
Can Egypt's economy deliver on the revolutionary promise of a better future for all?
Libya is trying to build a new democracy. But that's a tall order for a society plagued by bad memories.
Enough Project responds to criticism of its South Sudan advocacy.
The United States needs to prevent Mali from turning into another failed state in the heart of Africa.
Public health activists and pharmaceutical companies are finally joining forces to help developing countries get access to low-cost drugs.
Why has President Obama abandoned the one country in Africa he promised to help?
After a week of wanton destruction, is the legendary city of Timbuktu finally coming to an end?
Images of the disappearing treasures of Timbuktu's ancient landmarks as militants bomb them into rubble.
A new U.N. report has highlighted Rwanda's responsibility for continuing conflict in the Congo. Washington's inaction is an outrage.
Inside the bizarre moral campaign by Washington politicians, NGO do-gooders, and celebrities to create an independent South Sudan -- whether it's a disaster or not.
The brutal regime in Khartoum has a new weapon more deadly than bombs: hunger.
Scientists discover the Higgs boson, fireworks around the globe, and refugees flee to South Sudan.
The revolution in Egypt isn’t over -- at least as long as female revolutionaries have anything to say about it.
An open letter to the leaders of Eritrea, Afghanistan, Equatorial Guinea, Turkmenistan, Belarus, Sudan, Pakistan, Venezuela, Zimbabwe, and other countries too numerous to list here.