Only Botswana protested when African heads of state voted themselves free from prosecution for genocide and crimes against humanity in a proposed new 'Africa court.'
Somali pirates in 2011 attacked 237 boats in the oceans around northeast Africa. In 2014 there have been seven attacks, all failed.
Half the farmers in the US are 55 or older, which means fewer small-scale farmers in the future. At the same time, the agricultural sector may be a source of jobs for the 74.2 unemployed youth in the world.
President Obama, guarded on racial issues in his first term, is now speaking out more forcefully. But for the first black president – and the nation – there’s still no more difficult subject.