- How To Win Facebook Friends And Influence Ayatollahs
December 18 2012 9:03 AM
Naeimeh Eshraghi, granddaughter of Iran's late Ayatollah Khomeini, surfs banned web sites & champions democracy despite a repressive regime.
- South Africa’s ANC Has More To Fear Than Racist Attacks
December 17 2012 4:11 PM
South African authorities foiled an attack at the ANC national conference, but can’t save the party from its inner demons.
- Why The US Holds The Key To The Heart Of Africa
December 15 2012 3:23 PM
As crises unfold in the DRC and Rwanda, the U.S. can effect lasting change -- if it abandons short-term fixes.
- 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.