Americans and Europeans (especially Greeks) are pessimistic. But people buy the 'Africa rising' narrative on the world's most challenged continent.
With the help of US military advisers, African forces have made progress in the push to apprehend Joseph Kony and his Lord’s Resistance Army, but challenges remain. The US, UN, and African Union must pressure the region's governments to allow access to LRA safe havens.
South Sudanese President Salva Kiir sacked his vice president and all of his ministers Tuesday – an unexpected move from a man who's built his career on compromise.
As disabled women refugees, Dahabo Hassan Maow and Aitm Caroline Ogwang faced tremendous obstacles. But they've overcome every one and now advocate for other women in need.