• 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
  • 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
  • Migrants arrives in the port of Messina after a rescue operation at sea on April 18, 2015 in Sicily. GIOVANNI ISOLINO/AFP/Getty

    As the E.U. falls short in resettlement targets, the G.C.C. is playing no role-- but it should.Africa,Europe,Middle East,Greece,Gulf Cooperation Council,Illegal immigration,Italy,refugees,Saudi Arabia,Syria,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Jul 21, 2015, 2:34 PM EDT
  • Rwandan President Paul Kagame attends a press conference with Ethiopia's Prime Minister at the National Palace in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on April 16, 2015.

    Parliamentarians support change that would allow President Paul Kagame to stand for a third term in 2017.

    LAST UPDATE : Jul 15, 2015, 4:07 AM EDT