Award-winning journalist George Packer grapples with the global consequences of political idealism.
Former Rep. William Jefferson will appeal the case. His attorneys claim the sentence is unduly harsh compared to other political corruption convictions.
On the 150th anniversary of the discovery of petroleum in the US, "Crude World" prepares us for petroleum’s demise.
Twenty years later, the rest of the world is a different place because of that event.
This collection of beautifully written autobiographical essays reveals much about the worldview of celebrated Nigerian author Chinua Achebe.
President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo – who today pardoned British mercenary Simon Mann – is widely seen as one of Africa's most corrupt leaders. But will oil interests prevent a shift in US policy?
Hunger and food insecurity can destabilize whole regions. That dimension is raising new interest in tackling the issue, says Kanayo Nwanze, the new head of the UN's International Fund for Agricultural Development.
Chinese investments and influence in Africa increase as the government ties state aid to investment projects and is willing to sell arms to countries like Zimbabwe. Some African leaders credit China for being willing to invest where the West will not out of human rights concerns.
Top shows in New York this fall, including plays by David Mamet, Enda Walsh, and newcomer Tarell Alvin McCraney.
This photo from 2007 shows a man and woman looking at the city skyline from a coastal defense breakwater in Alexandria, Egypt. Sea levels rising because of global warming, along with increased storminess as the climate changes, will expose tens of millions of people in the world's port cities to coastal flooding, says a report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.