In Pictures Monitor photographers in Africa
While the world is making progress on putting women in positions of power and passing legislation to promote gender equality, these laws often don't reach those who need the most help, says new UN report.
07/06/2011 05:10 pm
African leaders could allow freedom of expression, or they could mimic the Chinese model of building a 'Great Firewall of China' to shut down Internet systems that allow critical thinking.
06/13/2011 03:13 pm
The African Union Mission in Somalia has been gaining ground against Al Shabab, but threats of countries withdrawing soldiers and failure to pay others could set back that progress.
06/06/2011 04:58 pm
Prize-winning journalist Tracy Kidder wrote a popular book on social activist Paul Farmer. But how involved should he have become in promoting Farmer's work?
05/31/2011 03:53 pm
Kenya greeted Osama bin Laden's death as "justice." Other countries worry that America's battle against terrorism masks an attempt to expand military influence in Africa.
05/02/2011 02:51 pm
Although it slumped because of the global economic crisis and the post-election violence, Nairobi's manufacturing center is once again expanding.
04/12/2011 03:04 pm
Out of the UN comes a new idea for ending war. Peacebuilders: An intensive process that gives permission for foreign 'interference' in conflict resolution.
04/02/2011 04:58 pm
Africa Monitor Amid rumors of rebel groups unifying in Congo, countries in region discuss joint military action
According to documents obtained by guest blogger Jason Stearns, some of Africa's Great Lakes countries are discussing yet another round of military intervention in the eastern part of Congo.
01/24/2011 04:28 pm
Uganda President Museveni's grip on power seems so strong ahead of the upcoming presidential election that an opposition candidate is considering pulling out of the race.
01/12/2011 01:48 pm