The cluster bomb ban – officially known as the Convention on Cluster Munitions – comes into force today. Countries that have ratified the treaty must stop making cluster munitions, dispose of stockpiles, and clear contaminated areas.
08/01/2010 01:28 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
As the G8 countries this weekend emphasized the need for more accountability on their aid pledges, relief groups decried the fact that many pledges made at previous G8 summits have gone unmet.
06/27/2010 12:42 pm
Retired U.S. National Park Service workers formed Global Parks to share their expertise abroad.
06/04/2010 10:48 am
The BP oil spill is just the latest example of questionable corporate action that's prompted calls for stronger government regulation. Yet the more profound reform would come from absorbing the lessons of a game with no referees.
06/02/2010 10:35 am
French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Monday brought a number of new proposals to boost business ties with Africa during the 25th Africa-France Summit in Nice, France.
06/01/2010 01:35 pm
Surface waters of Lake Tanganyika, the world's second-deepest lake, are warmer now than any time in the last 1,500 years.
05/19/2010 04:09 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
Haiti needs a development strategy that supports the private sector, attracts foreign investment, and empowers the country – not more foreign aid.
04/21/2010 01:00 pm
A selection of the African continent's fights over land that have turned into violent, conflict, or threaten to.
01/30/2010 08:45 am