• Drought soil in southern Ethiopia. Getty Images

    The government downplays the issue, saying it has stockpiled sufficient food and is helping its farmers.Africa,agriculture,drought,el Niño,Ethiopia,food,U.N. office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Aug 19, 2015, 2:33 PM EDT
  • Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe talks during celebrations marking his 90th birthday in Marondera, 2/23/14. Getty Images

    At least 18,000 people have been fired in Zimbabwe in the past two weeks or so, more than all of last year.Africa,layoffs,Robert Mugabe,Supreme Court,Zimbabwe,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Aug 10, 2015, 4:07 PM EDT
  • Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari in Johannesburg, South Africa, 6/14/15. MUJAHID SAFODIEN/AFP/Getty Images

    He dissolved the state oil company’s board, launched an investigation, and promised reforms.Africa,Corruption,ExxonMobil,Muhammadu Buhari,Nigeria,Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation,oil and gas sector,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Jul 02, 2015, 8:42 AM EDT
  • AFP/Getty

    Some observers think the early polls will emphasize the futility of the electoral process, and usher in more instability.Africa,lesotho,South Africa,Natalie Shure

    Published Date : Feb 27, 2015, 4:04 PM EST
  • Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on his previous state visit to Beijing, China, on June 29, 2011. Getty Images

    Mocking the ICC again, Omar al-Bashir is on his second state visit to Sudan's partner and ally China.Africa,Asia-Pacific,China,Darfur,International Criminal Court,oil,Omar al-Bashir,Sudan,War crimes,Xi Jinping,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Sep 01, 2015, 10:28 AM EDT
  • Residents line up prior to casting their vote in the village of Buye, the hometown of Burundi's president in Ngozi province, northern Burundi, on July 21, 2015.

    The car of Gen. Adolphe Nshimirimana was reportedly attacked with machine guns and rocket launchers.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 02, 2015, 11:48 AM EDT