The Mo Ibrahim Index announced this week that 31 of 48 countries are run better.
From Kenya to Cambodia, the World Food Program's offices are struggling to meet their budgets in the face of price increases, sometimes having to suspend vital programs.
Long-simmering ethnic tensions threaten to tear apart East Africa's most stable, prosperous country.
Security concerns are preventing fuel and other goods from leaving a key port.
Namibia kicked out two top officials of an international private security firm this fall amid claims the firm was recruiting fighters to work in Iraq and Afghanistan.