Africa is poised for economic growth. But it won't all be smooth sailing.
The year ahead will tell us a lot about the state of democracy around the world. But voting is just one part of the story.
Did François Hollande single-handedly kill the state Charles de Gaulle made?
The French military intervention and a successful election have given Mali a chance to reboot its democracy. But it's going to be an uphill climb.
Mali's presidential vote is scheduled for the absolute worst time -- and Paris is to blame.
Was Abdul Jalil al-Fransi an al Qaeda fighter -- or a French spy?
Islamic militants messed with the wrong city on Saturday night.
Amid the drug palaces of northern Mali, it's easy to see why this war will be hard to win.
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.
The problem with the 'light footprint' approach to U.S. military policy.
An exclusive trove of al Qaeda documents found in this fabled city shows a theocracy in the making in Mali.
It's not jihadists who are threatening to destroy Mali -- it's a massive culture of government corruption.