May 2, 2007
The creation of a new U.S. military command for Africa signals the continent’s growing strategic importance and its many development challenges.
April 12, 2007
Nigeria has made progress since its return to democracy in 1999. But a political system crippled by corruption and dogged by ethnic tensions threatens to derail the country from its path toward good …
April 16, 2008
South America faces energy shortfalls at the same time that several countries have nationalized energy resources. Experts say a lack of cooperation on energy policy could hinder regional economic gro…
July 17, 2008
Angola, Africa’s top oil producer, is flush with money. Yet wealth remains concentrated in the hands of a very few, leaving the bulk of the population in poverty.
July 24, 2008
The International Criminal Court has sparked controversy with its case selection and pursuit of justice in Uganda and Sudan.
June 9, 2008
As Zimbabwe’s economic crisis has deepened, President Robert Mugabe has ceded significant power to the country’s security forces.
May 27, 2008
In a time of rising global food prices, Africa produces a fraction of the world’s crops. What can be done to foster a Green Revolution in Africa?
September 26, 2006
Primeiro Comando da Capital (PCC), a Brazilian prison gang, staged a series of attacks in May that paralyzed the city of Sao Paulo. Subsequent waves of violence have raised concerns about the organiz…
February 13, 2008
President Bush’s five-country trip to Africa is organized to showcase his policy successes on the continent.
January 24, 2008
While some reports attribute Kenya’s postelection crisis to tribalism, most analysts see weak political institutions at the root of problems.