Microfinance programs geared toward African women can actually help heal victims of rape the same way that psychological counseling does – by restoring self-respect.
Court E – Liberia's innovative new courtroom just for rape cases – must now weather a national media drama and all the scrutiny that comes of trying a high-level government employee.
The Rwandan Education Ministry announced that it may cut scholarship funding for university and use that money for primary education, where it leads the region in enrollment.
The streets were quiet after a Rwanda grenade attack in the capital, Kigali, on Wednesday evening. But the flurry of text messages belies the outward calm.
Forget the lack of rebels roaming villages or how many fewer women now face sexual violence, the best sign that Sierra Leone is moving past its brutal civil war is the fact that a trash truck now plies the streets of Freetown.
Grenade attacks Sunday injured seven people in Bujumbura, the capital of Burundi. "Not that it's not serious – but this is Bujumbura, where gunfire lulled people to sleep for the better part of 15 years," says blogger Jina Moore.
A cheapskate herself, Lauren Weber considers how and why Americans spend.
Francine Prose tells the story of Anne Frank’s diary: how it come to be written and what happened to it once it appeared in the world.