Articles by Jacey Fortin
- How Can The UK Reform Drug Policy? Ask Portugal!
December 15 2012 7:55 AM
U.K. Deputy PM Nick Clegg has called on PM David Cameron to get serious about drug-policy reform. Portugal has already gotten it right.
- China Daily Unveils New Edition For Africa, Slams Western Aid
December 14 2012 4:34 PM
The state-owned newspaper China Daily is now printing its Africa Weekly, and its editors aren't shy about telling the West how they really feel.
- Russia's Putin Likes Babies, Dislikes Foreign Intervention
December 14 2012 7:51 AM
In the first State of the Nation speech of his third term, Putin urged Russia to make babies and maintain national sovereignty.
- Kyrgyzstan Divided Over Bridal Kidnapping, An Old Tradition
December 13 2012 8:12 AM
Kyrgyzstan is debating whether a traditional practice of bridal kidnapping is a legitimate way to propose to a woman.
- Why Wildlife Poaching Is A Big Problem, Even If You Don't Care About Rhinos
December 12 2012 11:35 AM
A new report from the World Wildlife Fund shows how illicit animal poaching has become a national security problem.
- Sudan Ruffles Feathers Over Israeli 'Spy Bird'
December 11 2012 9:16 PM
After Sudan caught a vulture with an Israeli GPS device attached, Khartoum media called it spying -- but ecologists called it science.
- New PM For Mali As Bamako Upheaval Drags On
December 11 2012 4:44 PM
In Bamako, the quick appointment of Prime Minister Django Sissoko to replace Diarra is just one more chapter in Mali's ongoing saga.
- Competing Visions At Global Internet Conference In Dubai
December 11 2012 8:33 AM
A failed proposal backed by Russia, China, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and others at WCIT in Dubai this week might have curtailed Internet freedoms.
- Does Capitalism Kill? Not As Much As Vodka
December 11 2012 8:26 AM
When Communism ended, Russia's mortality rate shot up. Three professors say they have figured out why.
- Ghana On Edge As Losers Call Fraud After Tight Election
December 10 2012 2:09 PM
Elections in Ghana resulted in a win for incumbent John Mahama, but opponent Nana Akufo-Addo blames fraud and corruption.
- Mugabe Plays The Race Card Ahead Of Zimbabwe Elections
December 08 2012 10:07 AM
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe seized the farm of late politician Ian Smith and called for black business ownership ahead of elections.
- Foes With Benefits: US, Russia Spar Over Human Rights Provision In Historic Trade Bill
December 07 2012 11:32 PM
Congress has passed a bill that would ease U.S.-Russia trade, but the Magnitsky Act brings human rights into the equation.
- Greece Is Not Alone: Swiss-Enabled Tax Evasion Plagues British Economy, Too
December 07 2012 7:50 AM
Both Greece and the United Kingdom have pledged to get tough on tax evasion via Swiss bank accounts.
- He's Baaack: Berlusconi Hints At Political Return, Italian Market Plunges
December 06 2012 4:39 PM
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is making a return to politics, and the stock market is reacting with dismay.
- The Stolen Savanna: As African Lions Die Out, Conservationists Call For Coexistence
December 06 2012 7:26 AM
A new report from Duke university reveals an alarming decline in Africa's lion population.
- With Kenya On Edge Ahead Of Pivotal Election, Kofi Annan Steps Into The Fray
December 05 2012 11:12 PM
Kofi Annan has warned Kenyan voters not to support candidates, like Uhuru Kenyatta, who have been charged by the International Criminal Court.
- Solar Power In Ghana To Light Up A Dark Continent
December 05 2012 8:04 AM
Ghana will be home to Africa's largest solar power plant by 2015, setting a precedent for a continent where renewable energy is key to development.
- South Africa's High-Tech Superman For Endangered Rhinos
December 04 2012 3:57 PM
South Africa unveils a strange new surveillance craft to monitor the poachers driving the rhino population to extinction.
- Al-Qaeda Terror Cells Move To Africa, Dig In, Branch Out
December 04 2012 8:17 AM
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, or AQIM, is putting down roots in Africa by way of Mali and branching out into Libya, Nigeria, Somalia and beyond.
- Russia And Turkey Discuss Syria, Trade And Chekhov’s Loaded Gun
December 03 2012 7:41 PM
Meeting with Turkey's Erdogan on Monday, Russia's Putin draws on Chekhov to explain why he still opposes Patriot missiles near Syria.