Part 3 of the surprisingly upbeat state of the world: Mideast change boosts striking global democratic progress.
12/26/2011 12:46 pm
Part 4 of the surprisingly upbeat state of the world: U.N. global poverty-reduction goals are met.
12/26/2011 12:45 pm
US government system, using ground sensors and satellite imagery, helped to predict this year's drought in Horn of Africa, allowing aid groups and governments to prepare relief.
12/26/2011 08:00 am
Investment by Indian-owned Karuturi Global has raised questions about whether Ethiopia is literally giving away the farm, or conversely, launching a 'green revolution' to help Ethiopia feed itself.
12/23/2011 08:56 am
If fire, grazing and insect attack, the most likely causes of decline, remain unchecked, then frankincense production could be doomed altogether.
12/21/2011 02:38 pm
Rights groups protest the conviction of Swedish journalists Johan Persson and Martin Schibbye, saying Ethiopia is using its antiterrorism laws to silence dissent.
12/21/2011 11:46 am
Frankincense production could fall by half in 15 years. New study of the fragrant resin finds that frankincense-producing trees are in jeopardy.
12/20/2011 09:12 pm
I returned from fieldwork in Africa to find Occupy Harvard holding the Yard hostage. As part of the 99% I have a message for the Occupy movement: OWS must work on how to build a better world, not just demand that others do it.
12/13/2011 11:20 am
A Famine Early Warning System – which accurately predicted the 2011 drought in the Horn of Africa – warns that millions of West Africans may face a food crisis in 2012.
12/12/2011 04:35 pm
Delegates in Durban, South Africa struck a deal to seek a new climate change treaty. Meanwhile, less-contentious projects like a famine early warning system help now.
12/12/2011 08:41 am