Articles by Jacey Fortin
- A Dazzling Capital City Rises Amid Poverty In Equatorial Guinea
December 19 2012 7:39 AM
Equatorial Guinea's corrupt President Teodoro Obiang is building a capital city worth billions, far inland -- nevermind the country's rampant poverty.
- Kenya Orders Refugees Out Of Cities, Into Crowded Camps
December 18 2012 4:56 PM
Somali militant attacks in Kenya have prompted the government to banish migrants of all nationalities to overcrowded refugee camps.
- 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.