Western observers were quick to call Nigeria's smooth power transition a stepping stone for Africa. But nations facing different challenges are not finding their election seasons to be any easier than before.
For Freud, some men’s desire to cut off women’s hair represented symbolic castration. Who knows what it represents for New Zealand Prime Minister John Key (a proud vasectomy recipient), who has been enmeshed in scandal since last week, when a waitress wrote an anonymous blog post claiming that he had harassed her by pulling her hair repeatedly while she was at work.
A small group of artists is racing to sketch every historic building in Alexandria before the Egyptian city is lost to the ravages of urban development. Max SiegelbaumMax Siegelbaum is a journalist and producer based in Cairo, Egypt.
For survivors of the long, dangerous journey across the Mediterranean, the promised land often isn’t all that it once seemed. Mackenzie Knowles-CoursinMackenzie Knowles-Coursin is a photojournalist based in Africa.
America’s top negotiator in the Iran nuclear talks offered a surprisingly detailed assessment of Tehran’s existing nuclear capabilities on Monday as she warned that failing to secure a final deal with the longtime adversary would seriously threaten American national security.