On Thursday morning, former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi was arrested outside Kampala while travelling to meet with supporters of his nascent presidential campaign. These grassroots gatherings are an important first step in Mbabazi's struggle to revive Ugandan democracy.
Many -- but not all -- Latino musicologists agree the name of the song relates to the Spanish word bambolear, roughly meaning "to shake." Beyond that, though, the oft-improvised lyrics run the gamut from a happy Mexican dance tune to tales of lamented love.
This week's Financing for Development (FfD) Conference - a major gathering to advance the post-2015 development agenda - will be critical in deciding how the world's governments and private sector and civil society partners will contribute to international development in the future.
The BRICS nations convened in the Russian city of Ufa for the BRICS Summit last week to discuss cooperation on international and regional issues of common interest. The BRICS meeting was held in conjunction with the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and represents the seventh formal meeting of the BRICS nations. The meetings discussed several issues of central importance to China. While China's role in the BRICS alliance may be viewed as an attempt to build up its own power outside of U.S.-dominated institutions, we believe this perspective is simplistic.
Given the results of post-Gaddafi chaos in Libya, perhaps having "led from behind" gives Obama some political cover for what has become yet another U.S. intervention fiasco. It shouldn't.
Recently I spent a weekend in Paris before flying to Togo, where I'll be volunteering at a hospital for a few months. I had a layover in Ethiopia, so I sat on the floor with my laptop and wrote a list of 10 ways to spot an American in Paris, drawn from recent observations.
Through a community mobilization program that helped with issues such as agricultural production and access to water, Dukale, a poor coffee farmer, had started to lift his family out of poverty.
This year, governments will make decisions that will shape sustainable development possibilities for generations to come. In September, world leaders will gather in New York to agree on a new set of international development goals.
In a piece titled "The best law is the one you can trust your enemy with when he takes over" Godwin Murunga, in a bit of revisionism asserts that only after Mzee Jomo Kenyatta died did Kenyans realize that presidential power was not concentrated in the president - the man - but in the presidency - the institution.
As a young boy in my early teens, I was awakened to my calling of service to humanity. It was still veiled from total revelation as it should be at that time in life. However, the core principle that my life was created to serve was instilled then and is still very prevalent today.
After the post-election violence that erupted in 2007 and the signing of a peace agreement, Kenya has made tremendous efforts to build a strong democracy and promote social peace and reconciliation.
Today in New York the world is coming together to pledge resources for the recovery of Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. And this is support they need urgently. But it will also be an occasion to sound the alarm bell that the emergency response to the epidemic must not wane now.
The people of Libya and Tunisia both overthrew long-standing dictatorships in popular uprisings in 2011. Four years later, however, the current political situation in these two neighboring North African states could not be more different. The reason has much to do with how their authoritarian regimes were overthrown.
In the past two days Ethiopia released six journalists from prison, an unprecedented development in one of Africa's most repressive countries for the media. The releases happened in advance of President Obama's trip to Ethiopia later this month.
At the UN, a purportedly external and independent three-person panel convened to review allegations of child sexual abuse by non-UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR) last year, should confront questions about the career of Hassan Bubacar Jallow, one of its three members.
Ultimately, it's about recognizing the opportunity we have for progress and taking action so that gender bias no longer stands in the way. It's time for investors to pay attention to these emerging entrepreneurs -- and for governments to do all we can to empower these women.