In a surprise, the African Union intervenes in Congo to ensure a transparent vote count. The bloc could not ignore a rigged election – or the demand of young Africans for accountable governance.
The Continent can learn from Poland’s reaction to the killing of a mayor and the many ways to counter a rise in hate speech.
A president’s success in tackling one major theft of public resources – illegal fishing – is a model for his campaign against corruption and for a global fight against fish poaching.
A legal opinion by the Justice Department reinstates a long-held interpretation of a 1961 law against gambling by electronic means. States moving toward online gaming should take note.
France’s president, besieged by protests, initiates a national dialogue to gather ideas and form a new ‘contract.’ Has listening become key to political leadership?
We looked through all our work last year and found 10 stories that most embodied the Monitor’s desire to uplift, enlighten, and improve through journalism. And we thought, why not share?
Letters to the editor for the Jan. 14, 2019 weekly magazine.
A roundup of global commentary for the Jan. 14, 2019 weekly magazine.
Instead of reviling Germany’s leader for imposed austerity during a visit, Greece showed some gratitude. That has helped bilateral ties become based on trust and partnership.
With the EU splintering on its edges, the original founders plan to better integrate their two peoples as a model of friendship for the rest of Europe.
The region needs fresh attempts at curbing gang violence, as Brazil’s new leader is learning. The promise, as he says, is that ‘good will beat evil.’
Leaders in both countries face postelection challenges by citizens and institutions who rely on social norms to determine power.
Federal workers are the latest victims in a national debate that requires all those who suffer from failed immigration policies to see the mutual misery. Such empathy can lead to a solution.
Letters to the editor for the Dec. 31, 2018 weekly magazine.