The price of helping Somalia is high—the highest in the world, says the resident UN coordinator for Somalia, Mark Bowden. But it’s hard to imagine how it wouldn’t be: By almost every measure, this country is not just the neediest, but also the most complicated operating environment for aid anywhere on Earth
As the result of DRC’s election are announced, there is an acute understanding that what happens there may have a dramatic impact on whether this tiny country of just over 8 million continues down a path toward long-sought peace—or whether insecurity creeps back into daily life.
It was probably only a matter of time. After years of consternation about the crisis unfolding on its northern border, yesterday Kenyan troops at last made their move and entered Somalia, chasing down the militants who allegedly kidnapped aid workers in a refugee camp earlier this week.
This is not news--but a report released this week by a consortium of NGOs and led by Platform, a British based non-profit--laid out the names, numbers, and details of the misconduct in a way that has transformed the conventional wisdom into unavoidable fact.
As the drug trade—and the organized crime it spawns—spread through Latin America, the region is facing a surge in gun violence, according to new U.N. data
Namibia ranks surprisingly high on the newly released Global Competitiveness Report. Here's how the country is turning its economy around.
Will this new constituency result in better Africa policy? Perhaps. One thing that’s certainly clear is that policymakers are having to listen up and take advice from the diaspora community.
The terrible news that a bomb exploded in the U.N. compound in Abuja, Nigeria today sent my mind racing back three years, when I used to visit the building often...
Some 2,500 miles from the panic that is hitting the New York Stock Exchange today, there is an odd sense of optimism pervading economic circles. Welcome to Latin America.