When the son of Equatorial Guinea's president wanted to steal money from state coffers, he hid it in European banks. And he's hardly the only one.
As a continent, Africa won't achieve most of its health-related Millennium Development Goals. Cash and access continue to be major impediments to healthcare in the region.
Guest blogger Vukasin Petrovic asks why US retains positive ties with Equatorial Guinea's long-ruling president Teodoro Obiang Nguema, despite evidence of brutality, corruption, and neglect of his people.
Freedom of the press is under threat in much of the Americas, according to a Freedom House report.