Radio Days in South Sudan

To reach people in a conflict, sometimes low-tech is the best tech.


Lottery Ticket Approach Leads to Drastic Reduction in HIV Prevalence

A lottery program in Lesotho led to a 21.4 percent reduction in HIV incidence among participants over a two-year period.


“Whitenicious” and “Fair and White”: The Demise of Skin Whiteners in Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast is following in the footsteps of some other African countries, banning dangerous products that lighten skin. Despite these product's popularity, there is a growing movement against the skin bleaching industry.


The River That Swallows All Dams

For 60 years, colonialists, engineers, and dictators have tried to tame Africa’s greatest waterway. Welcome to the Congo River, where dreams go to die.


New Hope for Children in Ongoing Central African Republic Conflict

Eight rebel groups in the Central African Republic have agreed to release children they held captive during the country's bloody sectarian conflict.

The Cable

Critics Riled by USAID Nominee’s Tenure Under Bill Clinton

Critics of Gayle Smith's tenure in the Clinton White House are lining up to blast her Africa policy.

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