The following regions and issues are among those critical to both short- and long-term US interests. They should draw greater US attention and diplomatic efforts.
Despite seismic shifts in the world of journalism in recent years, the intrepid curiosity of a reporter remains unchanged.
The millions of tweets about the abducted Nigerian girls and now a killing rampage against women in California show the progress in global efforts to confront the issue of violence against women. Exposure of the problem is halfway to ending it.
A shelter in Kinshasa, Congo, provides aid, and sometimes a home, to children abandoned to the streets.
Rwanda is the best success story of state-building in Africa in the last 20 years, despite its autocratic habits.
New report details how sexual violence is used by armed groups to control mineral-rich lands and trade in Congo. New hopes for peace are meaningless without an end to the practice.
Last month President Xi Jinping told President Macky Sall of Senegal that China and Africa are completely intertwined and interdependent.