| Oct 14, 2013
| 1:19 PM
Most Africans are now better governed than in 2000, but the pace of improvement has slowed, and many countries are experiencing setbacks in public safety and the rule of law, a group dedicated to improving leadership on the continent reported Monday....
| Oct 30, 2013
| 10:31 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Congolese troops backed by a U.N. force on Wednesday drove insurgents from the M23 group from the eastern border town of Bunagana, the rebels' headquarters and last stronghold.
The action raised the possibility that the...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 4:22 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Congolese troops backed by a U.N. force on Wednesday drove insurgents from the M23 group from their last stronghold in eastern Congo, raising hopes that the government might defeat the rebels and begin to bring some...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 12:49 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Congo's M23 rebels, the latest in a succession of militias responsible for horrific attacks on civilians in the east of the country, effectively surrendered Tuesday when they announced that they were laying down their...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 9:28 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The leader of the rebel group M23, wanted by Congolese authorities for alleged war crimes, has surrendered to Ugandan authorities, according to local media and news agency reports Thursday.
Uganda's Daily Monitor cited an...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 12:02 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- After 19 years of fighting in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, diplomats and envoys gathered for the signing of a deal to seal the defeat of the Congolese rebel group, M23.
But the Congolese government and M23...
| Nov 13, 2013
Most bio-pics are made about somebodies — warriors, kings, artists. This was a bio-pic about a nobody who became a somebody during the Rwandan genocide, a bloody crossroads for a country with deep-seated ethnic frictions. In April 1994, Paul...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 12:47 PM
Africa has one-fifth of the world’s landmass, but no long-term, continuous record of air pollution or greenhouse gas emissions data … for now.
College of William and Mary graduate Katherine Potter is spearheading the Rwanda Climate...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 2:45 PM
Three interlocking stories unfold in the documentary "Sweet Dreams," each one reinforcing the other to telling and finally joyous effect.
"Sweet Dreams" is the English translation of the Kinyawanda language phrase "inzozi nziza." That's the name of an...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 8:00 AM
This past summer, in a small village outside of Phnom Penh, not far from the Mekong River, I met an 8-year-old boy named Basil. He couldn't stop laughing, playing, racing around the village like any boy his age.
Visiting him meant something special to...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 12:00 PM
This image of a Rwandan child is one element of the new exhibit at The University of Hartford’s Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies, “Genocide: Israel Charny and the Scourge of the Twentieth Century.”
The show will open at the...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 9:11 PM
As soon as Amanda Mages learned through a middle school research project that 1 billion people worldwide do not have access to quality drinking water, she wanted to do something.
But it wasn't until years later that she started talking about her desire...