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.
The problem with the 'light footprint' approach to U.S. military policy.
International Medical Corps responds to Laura Heaton's investigation of mass rape in a small Congolese town.
Why Washington can’t just sit by and let another full-fledged war break out in Sudan.
How second-generation emerging markets became today's hottest investment story.
Nigeria's finance minister on resource curses, African growth, and why America shouldn't be so smug about corruption.
Maj. John Imani Nzenze, an M23 rebel commander, reveals what's in his camouflage backpack.
As Kenya's election nears its climax, an intimate look at candidate -- and prime minister -- Raila Odinga on the campaign trail.
In Kenya's contested election, the tortured past of family dynasty is alive but not quite well.