Cowboys Stadium uses more electricity than the entire country of Liberia. But African leaders, together with the White House and U.S. Congress, are working to end the scourge of energy poverty.
Praising Zimbabwe's slightly-less-fraudulent election is like congratulating Anthony Weiner for sending photographs of his genitals to fewer women this year.
Why a small town in Libya refuses to give up custody of the revolution’s most high-profile prisoner.
David Bax helped save 35 aid workers in a Mogadishu firefight. So why did they turn against him?
Is Huawei wiring Africa for surveillance? Or just for money?
Mali's presidential vote is scheduled for the absolute worst time -- and Paris is to blame.
Zimbabwe is bouncing back from recent history's most shocking economic slump. Or is it?
Islamists in East Africa were supposed to be on the run. But the raids and spy flights keep increasing.
How the GOP conveniently forgot about its role in propping up a white supremacist regime.
Mandela helped South Africans find their way to political freedom. But they still haven’t managed to overcome the economic legacy of the old regime.
Why the U.S. government's plan to coordinate and invest in African energy could light up the continent.
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.