A UN report released Thursday shows Peru is just shy of overtaking Colombia in coca cultivation, demonstrating the 'balloon effect' that drug war watchers always warn about: when pressure is applied in one area, production 'balloons' in another.
Ban Ki-moon is seen as a virtual lock to be reelected as head of the UN. He's won praise for his persistence, but he'll need to increase his impact if he's to leave a mark on the UN.
A new report calls the 'war on drugs' a failure. The claim isn't new, but hearing it from an ex-UN head and a former US secretary of State adds new weight to the criticism.
Out of the UN comes a new idea for ending war. Peacebuilders: An intensive process that gives permission for foreign 'interference' in conflict resolution.
The Kenyan suspects, four of them members of the government, are requested to appear at The Hague April 7 on charges of organizing ethnic clashes after the 2007 presidential election.
The incident in Zimbabwe is part of a larger crackdown south of the Sahara on pro-democracy activists, many of whom have been inspired by Tunisia and Egypt.
Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, who led Kenya's post-election mediation, says lessons learned in 2008 could help resolve the current Ivory Coast standoff.
Former President Clinton and former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, now a Ghanaian diplomat, talk during a memorial service for Richard Holbrooke at the Kennedy Center in Washington on Jan. 14. Holbrooke, a veteran diplomat and President Obama's special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, died in December.
Many southern residents rose before dawn to get in line for their chance to vote in Sunday's historic referendum on whether semiautonomous South Sudan will secede from Sudan.
Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga has been named by the African Union to mediate Ivory Coast's political crisis and avert another civil war.