A young Sudanese author explores his fraught relationship to religion.
Why Washington can’t just sit by and let another full-fledged war break out in Sudan.
Democracy Lab is celebrating its first anniversary. Here are some of the things we've learned over the past year -- and where we're headed in year two.
As Western countries rush into Africa's troubled Sahel region, are we once again forgetting history?
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.
South Sudan is gone. But the government in Khartoum still can't escape what ails Sudan.
Why the desperate fate of a little-known Sudanese human rights activists poses some fundamental questions about what it means to be human.
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 best way to help the protesters in Sudan? Cover the story.
The protest movement against Omar al-Bashir is growing -- fast -- and it needs the world’s support.
Was this year's ranking of the world's most fragile states on target? Five countries respond.
South Sudan, the world's youngest country, is already on a path to disaster.
It’s time for the world to stop hiding behind Kofi Annan's skirts. We gave diplomacy a chance in Syria; now we must accept that diplomacy has failed.
China now finds itself on the side of peace in a brewing border conflict between Sudan and South Sudan. But is it really committed to stopping its old buddy, Bashir?
The conviction of Charles Taylor is welcome news. But don’t be fooled: The international criminal justice system is in deep trouble.
The media shamefully neglects Africa -- until it decides to swarm a story with terrible coverage.
Muammar al-Qaddafi may be history in Libya, but in this remote African kingdom he reigns supreme.
Omar al-Bashir's many opponents are organizing to end his 22-year rule. But can the Arab Spring reach Khartoum?
What numbers can we trust? A second look at the death toll from some of the world's worst disasters.
Civilization has defeated mass starvation. So why are so many Somalis dying of hunger?
South Sudan may be independent, but new countries are becoming increasingly rare.