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.
The brutal means that the Sudanese president has used to keep his country together have instead blown it apart in the most chaotic way possible.
Images of Sudan and its people on the eve of the country's division.
Which countries gained and declined the most in this year's Failed States Index?
Everyone’s rightly worried about the future of Southern Sudan. But what if it’s the north that’s actually in the most danger?
The first interviews with fleeing residents of this Sudanese border town make one thing clear: the regime in Khartoum knows exactly what it is doing.
The Libyan leader was no saint. But the West was wrong to intervene in African affairs.