Nations that misused oil wealth now find their mistakes being exposed with the plunge in petroleum prices. This is a blessing for other nations with newfound natural resources. The 'resource curse' could be avoided if they invest wisely.
For the 'No Ceilings' report, researchers collected 850,000 gender-related data points over a 20-year period from the UN, World Bank, and other organizations to measure progress.
Tunisia's newly formed elected government includes both Islamist and anti-Islamist parties. With much of the Arab world in turmoil, this model of tolerant pluralism needs to be the region's lodestar.
African Plant Breeding Academy students aim to introduce overlooked crops to African communities in need.
The continent skipped land lines for mobile phones. Now a new generation of start-ups is trying to bring sun power to rural Africa – and leapfrog the fossil fuel era.
Retirement contributions for young workers face serious headwinds, and it will be difficult for them to retire as comfortably as their parents. Flat housing prices, declining wage participation, student loan debt, and declining Social Security benefits are all getting in the way of robust retirement contributions.
A common theme that can help resolve Ebola disputes – such as issues over medical protocols and quarantines – is the desire to support healing professionals in West Africa.