'Decades' Before Gender Gap Is Closed
March 06 2015 4:21 AM EST
A UN report, issued ahead of International Women's Day, finds progress to correct gender inequality has been painfully slow.
Global Food Prices Fall To Lowest Level In 5 Years: FAO
March 06 2015 2:37 AM EST
The U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization said that the decline was fueled by "robust supply conditions" and low crude oil prices.
Can Tech Startups Solve Nigeria's Woes?
March 02 2015 9:01 AM EST
Africa's largest economy is struggling amid falling crude oil prices, and some say an emerging tech sector may be the answer.
The 'Nigerian Prince' Problem
February 26 2015 2:58 PM EST
Nigerian online entrepreneurs are still fighting a stereotype as old as email.
Malcolm X And The Work Left Undone
February 21 2015 10:03 AM EST
Fifty years after his death, Malcolm X's vision of Black Nationalism is still misunderstood.
China, India, US Among Worst Marine Polluters
February 12 2015 3:03 PM EST
Eight of the 10 worst maritime polluting nations were Asian. Here's how much worse the world's oceans will look in 10 years.
World Bank To Send $15M In Food Aid To Ebola-Affected Nations
February 12 2015 12:24 PM EST
The Ebola outbreak is finally slowing down, but the countries are left facing a massive food crisis.
Beyond Boko Haram, Nigeria Fights Another Battle
February 10 2015 3:38 PM EST
The insurgency in the northeast is causing chaos ahead of the postponed election, but so is the oil price plunge.
How Ebola Got Overhyped
February 04 2015 1:56 PM EST
In September, the CDC published a "worst-case" estimate that the world could face 1.4 million Ebola cases by January. That didn't pan out.
Ebola Aid Arrived Too Late
February 03 2015 6:32 PM EST
The bulk of the crisis was over by the time aid hit the areas most affected by the Ebola outbreak.
Africa, The Final Mobile Frontier
February 03 2015 12:54 PM EST
As one of the world's fastest-growing smartphone markets, Africa is seeing a rise in demand for gray-market smartphones.
How To Fix A World 'Dangerously Unprepared' For Health Crises
January 27 2015 4:15 PM EST
World Bank chief proposes economic solution for future disease outbreaks.
Few CEOs Say Government Should Make Climate Change A Priority
January 20 2015 2:15 PM EST
Despite the threat of big climate-related costs to business, CEOs want government to focus more on cutting taxes than on carbon emissions.
Experimental Drugs OK'd For Ebola Patients
January 08 2015 12:44 PM EST
Amid the “unprecedented” outbreak, health officials are conducting drug trials on Ebola patients in West Africa.
How Boko Haram Is Affecting The Vote In Africa's Biggest Economy
January 06 2015 1:16 PM EST
Nigeria's booming economy and upcoming elections are threatened by challenges from Boko Haram.
Global Arms Trade Treaty Takes Effect
December 24 2014 2:31 AM EST
The global Arms Trade Treaty, which has been ratified by 60 countries, aims to regulate the flow of weapons to conflict-hit zones.
How The Magnitude Of Oil’s Decline Will Rock Emerging Markets
December 22 2014 11:57 AM EST
The global decline in crude oil prices is beginning to reveal consequences around the globe — far beyond the Russian ruble crisis.
What The Ruble Crisis Means For Africa
December 17 2014 2:19 PM EST
While Africa will likely be immune to Russia's economic problems, wider global trends could hurt them both.
Low Oil Prices Could Spark Further Violence In Nigeria
December 16 2014 8:16 AM EST
As oil prices go down, tensions are on the rise in Nigeria.
Arab Donors Weaken Western Bid To Pressure Gambia Financially
December 15 2014 2:32 PM EST
Poor nations with questionable human rights records are finding generous donors outside the Western world.