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.
07/21/2011 11:55 am
American generosity is too often triggered by a sudden event like an earthquake or tsunami. The drought and hunger now ravaging the Horn of Africa are no less severe. Millions face starvation, and the UN has just declared a state of famine in southern Somalia.
07/21/2011 10:41 am
The UN, for the first time in decades, had declared a famine alert. Millions in Somalia face starvation. The West cannot be stuck in its own woes.
07/20/2011 02:45 pm
The UN has officially declared a famine in parts of Somalia, the first time in 27 years it has done so in Africa. A severe drought has affected much of Africa's northeast.
07/20/2011 01:52 pm
The UN officially declared a famine in some parts of southern Somalia today. The UN alone says it needs $300 million in the next two months to provide adequate aid. Here's how you can help.
07/20/2011 11:23 am
Western- and UN-backed aid organizations have lined up to support the fledgling Republic of South Sudan, but the challenges facing the nation 'would tax even the most developed of countries.'
07/12/2011 01:20 pm
While the world is making progress on putting women in positions of power and passing legislation to promote gender equality, these laws often don't reach those who need the most help, says new UN report.
07/06/2011 05:10 pm
The soon-to-be separate countries will remain interdependent after South Sudan's July 9 independence because of intertwined economies and security concerns.
07/05/2011 02:14 pm
Borrowing and paying via cell phone – no cash involved – opens new possibilities.
07/05/2011 12:45 pm
The West African nation plans to boost food production via a $400 million project to aid smallholders: subsistence growers farming on plots that average a mere four acres.
06/28/2011 12:10 pm