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Saving Witch Children In Nigeria

Tihomir Kukolja | Posted 04.17.2014 | Impact
Tihomir Kukolja

In Nigeria beautiful, innocent children, as young as two years of age, are tortured, abandoned and killed by their own parents, family and community members. Deliverance pastors and prophets have over the years branded thousands of children as witches.

Africa, Innovation and Access To Law

Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais | Posted 02.26.2014 | Impact
Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais

How do we ensure sustainable economic growth and an ecosystem that promotes innovation without the legal frameworks in place to guarantee transparency, accountability and good governance?

Jeremy Xido Gets to the Heart of the Matter in The Angola Project

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.15.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

I've been a huge admirer of Jeremy Xido's work since watching his spellbinding documentary Death Metal Angola at the Dubai International Film Festival in 2012. His work is heartfelt and true.

Regional Implications of a South Sudanese Civil War

Daniel Wagner | Posted 03.09.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

The deadly turmoil that erupted in Juba last month threatens to ignite a full scale ethnic civil war across South Sudan. If peace talks between the government and the White Army rebels fail to stem the violence, a potential genocide may result.

Anti-Corruption Is Marching Ahead

Frank Vogl | Posted 02.18.2014 | World
Frank Vogl

As hundreds of millions of people, many very poor, across most of the world obtain Internet connections, see web-based news that governments find hard to censor, even in China, so the pressures on authorities to attack graft mounts.

Litter from Indonesia -- Rubble in Paradise: Cleaning Up the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 02.05.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Garbage breeds everywhere -- old sneakers, crushed beer cans, plastic bottles, broken glass and plastic household items defile the ought-to-be pristine shores.

From Bloody Nose Ridge to the Valley of Death

Mike Arkus | Posted 02.05.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

If and when North Korea's Kumgangsan (Diamond Mountain) resort opens again for foreign visitors, you can actually move through the most heavily fortified border to a scene of spectacular beauty.

How Angola Almost Broke Pakistan's Record

Kashif N. Chaudhry | Posted 01.31.2014 | Religion
Kashif N. Chaudhry

Though Angola's apparent ban on Islam turned out to be a false flag, it was not unprecedented by any means. We see similar, if not worse, treatment of religious minorities across the Muslim world.

Resource-Backed Investment Finance in Least Developed Countries

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 11.23.2013 | World
Otaviano Canuto

What kind of financing opportunities could result for infrastructure from the combination of natural resource abundance, governments' lack of capital market access, and weak governance environments? As it turns out, quite a few.

Lebanese Suicide Video on YouTube Sets Off Media Ethics Debate

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.02.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The blurry suicide video clip was unnerving but a Lebanese TV station led its primetime evening newscast with it, in its entirety, without any warning...

How Arming Syrian Rebels Will Backfire (See Libya, Afghanistan)

Michael Shank | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics
Michael Shank

Arming the enemies of our enemies hasn't made the U.S. more friends; it has made the U.S. more enemies. That is why only a diplomatic solution can stop the bloodshed.

Why South Africa Is Not Fit to Lead Africa

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.25.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

President Zuma's domestic record have left him open to criticism. Countries such as Angola and Nigeria are finding it hard to refer to South Africa as a regional leader when its own house is in such a state of disrepair.

New Africa Scramble: China Has Economic Might but Lacks Brazil's "Soft Power" Edge

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 06.24.2013 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Brazilian financial institutions are technically prohibited from financing corporations operating in unstable markets. As a result, Brazilian firms don't receive nearly as much support as their Chinese counterparts. So, who is succeeding in the battle for public relations?

PHOTOS: 8 Unusual Sweets From Around The World

Triposo | Posted 05.13.2013 | Taste

Here are eight of our favorite unusual sweets from all around the world. Have you tried any of these?

Angola's Wealth and the Angolans' Impoverishment

Catarina Rocha Ferreira | Posted 05.11.2013 | World
Catarina Rocha Ferreira

While there are millions of people living without basic necessities and facing extreme difficulties, Isabel dos Santos, the eldest daughter of Angola's president, became Africa's first female billionaire. Such discrepancies drive us to a recurrent question: Where is the oil money?

PHOTOS: The World's Most Secluded Beaches

Posted 01.19.2013 | Travel

The romance of a secluded beach has everything to do with the view. What you see: Blue water lapping against clean sand and rolling back into an expan...

The Dictator's Dead Pool for 2013: Will China's Investments Pay Off in Political Clout?

Philip N. Howard | Posted 03.02.2013 | World
Philip N. Howard

There are lots of reasons why China invests in authoritarian regimes. And if any of the world's toughest dictators passes away in 2013, we may be able to see how much China's financial investments pay off in political influence.

Easyjet Founder Backs African Low-Cost Airline

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 06.28.2012 | Travel

A new airline is looking to make air travel more affordable in Africa. Fastjet plans to launch in the next three to four months and aspires to bec...

Telling a Story of Africa Through Youth and Innovation: 'My Africa Is'

Tom Murphy | Posted 08.26.2012 | Impact
Tom Murphy

My Africa is is a collaborative effort to follow and share the stories of change-makers in 13 cities across sub-Saharan Africa.

Louisiana: The Prison Capital Of The World

New York Times | Posted 05.27.2012 | Crime

“Louisiana is the world’s prison capital. The state imprisons more of its people, per head, than any of its U.S. counterparts. First among America...

Who Will Be Africa's Brazil?

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 05.21.2012 | World
Marcelo Giugale

The Brazilian "model" is one of balance -- between economic discipline and social solidarity, efficiency and equity, markets and people. That's worth imitating in Africa.

Living In The World's Most Expensive City

BBC | Posted 02.02.2012 | World

Potholed, chaotic and still scarred by decades of civil war, the city has little of the glitz and glamour of Tokyo, New York or Moscow, and an estimat...

I'm With Stupid: If You Say It Wrong, It Kind of Sounds Like Shangri-La

Todd Hartley | Posted 10.14.2011 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

OK, gang, forget everything you think you know about Angola. Are you done forgetting? Good. May I ask what, exactly, you forgot?

African Reign

Clarissa Burt | Posted 11.14.2011 | Impact
Clarissa Burt

At the Miss Universe pageant, Africa was represented beautifully by all of its delegates. These women displayed confidence, poise and grace. Each woman should be so proud of the job they did representing their respective countries.

OPEC: Worldwide Oil Demand Will Continue To Grow

AP | Posted 10.09.2011 | Business

VIENNA -- World demand for oil will grow this year and next despite signs that the tepid international economic recovery is running out steam, OPEC sa...