In eastern Congo's South Kivu region, one of the most-conflict ridden areas of the country, pessimism is widespread, particularly when it comes to the candidates themselves.
Diplomatic sources in Kinshasa say that it is likely that Congo elections scheduled for Nov. 28 will be delayed because of a lag in delivering materials. A delay could lead to violence.
The blocking of observers at Nicaragua election sites and a strange pattern of results at the unobserved sites raises serious questions about the victories of Daniel Ortega and his party.
Not all entrepreneurs are kids in college dorms. A generation of baby boomers want to start businesses that will serve real needs.
With a US Congress 'super committee' unable to cut spending and Britain's government also struggling, the West is looking like a wastrel; and Cairo's Tahrir Square seethes once more.
The latest sanctions against the Iran nuclear program target its oil and petrochemical industries. The US and France are also threatening more devastating measures against Iran's banks.
A new report says Mexico fails to limit security forces' torture, disappearances, and extrajudicial killings in the drug war. But Calderon's response 'skirts the issue,' says blogger Patrick Corcoran.
Brazilian politicians may push all of the blame for last week's oil spill onto Chevron, says blogger James Bosworth, to deflect public attention from risks of Brazil's nationalized deep water project.
A new law in Oregon that puts a citizen review panel in charge of breaking through political spin. It could be a first step in making better policy decisions.
Congo mining concessions have been regularly sold at a fraction of their worth to shadow companies outside Congo.
There are major food production shortfalls across the Sahel – the band of countries south of the Sahara – that will jeopardize food availability next year.