Guest blogger Alex Thurston writes that the US made the right call by giving aid to Somalia because it is the moral thing to do and because it could have unexpectedly positive political results.
African land reform, plot by plot, may be the foundation for solving so much else – from famine to poverty to genocide.
Sierra Leone's special court rules that forced marriages are a crime against humanity. Soldiers who take women by force in Uganda and Congo may also face prosecution.
Leaders hope their charges of a crime against humanity will push the junta to expand relief efforts.