Restoring democracy in Madagascar means parsing the motives of former presidents back from exile for upcoming elections – and learning how to build a stable government.
11/17/2010 12:38 pm
Police in Swaziland say they will set up a national register of albinos after a horrific killing of an 11-year-old albino girl shocked the tiny landlocked nation.
10/21/2010 11:53 am
Ahead of the International AIDS Conference in Vienna next week, the UN announced that young people are leading the charge against HIV infection.
07/16/2010 04:18 pm
Many of South Africa's poorest are spreading rumors that all foreign migrant workers will be chased from their homes or killed after the World Cup. But at a concert this week, South Africa jazz great Hugh Masekela reminded South Africans of the essential humanity of their concept of ubuntu.
07/09/2010 04:40 pm
A new report finds that the government of South Africa has made $1.7 billion in arms sales over the past decade to 58 blacklisted countries that do not meet South Africa's own criteria for arms customers, including those with poor human rights records or ongoing internal conflicts.
07/01/2010 01:56 pm
Sunday's World Cup stampede during a friendly between Nigeria and North Korea injured more than a dozen people, but officials say this will not be a problem at any of the tournament's official matches.
06/07/2010 10:36 am
A new study shows that child mortality rates have plummeted over the past two decades. While the US has also seen improvements, 123 other countries improved more.
05/24/2010 06:39 pm
As with the 2006 World Cup in Germany, a rampant sex trade is of concern to human rights groups ahead of the World Cup 2010 in South Africa, which kicks off next month. Prostitutes, many from impoverished Zimbabwe, are arriving to cash in on an estimated 500,000 visiting fans.
05/12/2010 03:03 pm
Canadian families get generous parental leave, childcare subsidies, and guaranteed healthcare. Critics claim America can’t afford to follow suit, but it’s increasingly clear that it can’t afford not to.
02/16/2010 09:19 am
Zimbabwe Prime Minister Tsvangirai , who had withdrawn from the powersharing government after Mugabe arrested a party leader, says he is giving the president 30 days to address oustanding issues. A regional coalition meeting in Mozambique pressed the leaders to resolve their differences..
11/06/2009 12:00 am