Articles by Jacey Fortin
- Google Goes To Africa, Digs Deep In Developing Countries
November 27 2013 9:37 AM
A new fiber-optic cable network in Uganda brings hope to techies in Africa -- and to Google's plan to wire the developing world.
- Africa Rises, But Employment And Broad-Based Growth Lag: Report
November 21 2013 1:59 PM
Fast economic growth in developing countries isn't doing enough to ameliorate poverty.
- How Corruption Became A Ticking Time Bomb For Malawi
November 19 2013 11:55 AM
President Joyce Banda faces the music as a number of donors suspend development assistance.
- Missed Connections In Ethiopia; Is Government Stifling Telecoms?
November 15 2013 5:46 PM
Addis Ababa should be one of Africa's brightest tech hotspots, but the government is slowing things down.
- For DR Congo, Peace With M23 Proves Elusive -- But Does It Matter?
November 12 2013 1:05 PM
A peace deal between Congo and a guerrilla group backed by Rwanda has been delayed yet again, and the central African conflicts continue.
- IBM Lab In Kenya Is The First In Africa
November 08 2013 2:33 PM
The facility will use technology to address some of Africa's most-pressing problems.
- Beyond Boko Haram: The Roots Of Conflict In Northern Nigeria
November 05 2013 2:26 PM
Boko Haram has become a byword for instability in northern Nigeria, but Islamist militants are not the only ones to blame.
- The Ones Left Behind: Urban Poor Pushed Out As African Cities Thrive
November 01 2013 5:49 PM
Fast economic growth across the African continent can worsen living conditions for slum dwellers.
- Kenyan President's ICC Trial Postponed One More Time
November 01 2013 12:39 PM
The International Criminal Court agreed that Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta will not go to trial until February.
- A Space Program For Ethiopia? It All Begins With A Telescope
October 25 2013 8:29 AM
A new astronomical observatory on Entoto, near Addis Ababa, could set the stage for Ethiopian space science.
- Ethiopia Hopes To Be Africa's 'New Asia' Of Industry
October 18 2013 3:47 PM
Manufacturing barely makes a dent in Ethiopia's GDP, and the roadblocks to industrialization are many.
- Addis Ababa Would-Be Bombers May Have Been Al-Shabab
October 14 2013 2:58 PM
Debris found at the site of the explosion suggests the perpetrators may have planned to target a major soccer game.
- African Union Demands Changes In ICC, But Won’t Quit
October 12 2013 1:54 PM
African leaders decided Saturday to push for an amendment barring the International Criminal Court from trying sitting heads of state.
- African Union Puts The International Criminal Court On Trial
October 11 2013 10:33 AM
An AU summit Friday could result in an unprecedented mass withdrawal from the International Criminal Court.
- For Peacekeepers In Congo, Fighting M23 Was Just The Beginning
October 07 2013 1:38 PM
U.N. forces embroiled in the civil war in the Congo have two new foes: One is tied to Rwanda, and the other is an Islamist group.
- For Sudanese President Bashir, Arab Spring Comparisons Are Old Hat
October 02 2013 12:45 PM
Sudan has seen plenty of protests large and small over the past two years. Could this one break the mold?
- Syngenta To Invest $500 Million In African Agriculture
September 30 2013 10:53 AM
The company hopes to build up a market among Africa's subsistence farming communities.
- Chad Isn't An Oil Giant, But It Hopes To Triple Crude Output By 2015
September 27 2013 2:17 PM
The vast desert country hopes to see output of 300,000 barrels per day by 2015.
- Ethiopia Celebrates Meskel, A Christian Holiday All Its Own
September 27 2013 12:02 PM
For Orthodox Christian Ethiopians, Meskel marks the finding of the "true cross," and it's a huge, colorful event.
- Angola To Invest In Electricity, So As Not To End Up Like Nigeria
September 26 2013 9:45 AM
Angola wants domestic companies to help drive its $23 billion investment in electricity over the next few years.