Topic: Sub-Saharan Africa
Food security is a concern in Africa, but Africans are better able to adapt their agricultural methods to the threat than many are acknowledging.
10/13/2010 03:56 pm
Iceland is No. 1 and Yemen is ranked last in the World Economic Forum's 2010 Global Gender Gap Index, which measures gender equality.
10/12/2010 04:53 pm
The World Economic Forum released its 2010 Global Gender Gap Report on Tuesday. The report, which indexed 134 countries this year, evaluates how much of the gender gap each country has eliminated through economic opportunity, health access, education, and political empowerment. Below are the 10 countries that have been most successful. You can also read more about this year's report at our Global News blog.
10/12/2010 01:56 pm
The Global Hunger Index, released Monday, shows progress against hunger in South Asia and Latin America. But the world needs to focus on childhood nutrition for this to continue.
10/11/2010 04:44 pm
Aid to developing nations helps them feed their starving, but trade helps them raise their standard of living.
10/08/2010 04:35 pm
South Africa, one of the fastest-growing economic regions in the world, seems a natural place for Wal-Mart to invest, say economists. But South African unions are pushing back.
09/28/2010 12:35 pm
Hillary Clinton has been loyal to President Obama, her one-time rival. Now she's seeking to redefine U.S. foreign policy for a new century, even as the latest mideast peace talks test her skills as a negotiator.
09/25/2010 12:46 pm
Ten years ago, at the crack of a new millennium, the United Nations gave the world's poorest countries 15 years to halve their poverty rates, reverse the spread of AIDS, enroll 100 percent of their children in elementary schools, and give 100 percent of their pregnant women access to medical care. Since then, these Millennium Development Goals have been the benchmarks for aid agencies, and the yardstick against which democracies and autocrats alike can measure their progress. A decade into the program, analysts concede that many of these ambitious goals won't be reached. But which ones might? Who's winning the race to 2015?
09/22/2010 09:38 am
The chief economist for the International Energy Agency says oil-rich Nigeria has the capacity to extend electricity to all its 150 million citizens.
09/22/2010 09:19 am
The chief economist for the International Energy Agency says the international community must mobilize to target the 1.4 billion people worldwide without electricity, and to meet the UN Millennium Development Goals.
09/21/2010 07:31 pm