A decade into the new millennium, here are six trends to watch – from Africa's possible emergence as the next breadbasket, to Russia’s strange leadership hunt, to the evangelical boom in Latin American pews.
Leaked UN report shows FDLR, a brutal Rwandan rebel group operating in eastern Congo, operates gold, tin, and coltran mines. Key leaders still free in the US and France.
Somalia's Islamist militant group Al Shabab now controls much of the country, and it has made viable threats against neighbors Uganda, Burundi, Ethiopia, and Kenya.
Tracy Kidder’s true story about a Tutsi medical student who fled to the US illustrates the power of forgiveness.
Residents find a feeling of neighborliness as they tend to communal vegetable plots.
The last rebel group has laid down its guns, but land disputes are complicating their reintegration.
AMISOM is rehabilitating Radio Mogadishu and publishing articles to 'empower' Somalis and push back against Islamist insurgents.
After five days of assault by better-armed Al Shabab militiamen, pro-government fighters have apparently begun to retreat.