The Long Game Podcast: Why Intersex Athlete Annet Negesa is Telling Her Story
How high testosterone levels are impacting elite athletes.
Uganda and Congo Are at War With the Islamic State
Denying the links between the Allied Democratic Forces and militant Islamists will endanger civilians.
The Myth of ‘Stray Bullets’ in Uganda
A year ago, the state shot to death scores of citizens. No one has been held accountable.
How Land Reform Became Uganda’s Most Controversial Problem
The land debate is a tussle for power between an indigenous kingdom and an authoritarian state.
Lack of Vaccines Fuels Terrorism in Africa
To avoid more instability, it is time for all wealthy nations to start sharing.
Twitter’s Presence in Africa Won’t End Internet Censorship
Big Tech companies see an opportunity for growth on the continent, but they risk becoming accessories to authoritarian regimes.
Refugee-Run Organizations Deserve More Money
Governments tend to fund large humanitarian agencies, but small groups run by refugees are a better investment.
When Nature Conservation Goes Wrong
Environmentalists’ intent on saving the planet by protecting natural habitats are creating human disasters of their own.
Is Uganda Returning to the “Dark Days”?
As protesters disappear, Bobi Wine’s opposition is demanding answers from the Museveni regime.
Uganda’s Museveni Won’t Go Quietly
Emboldened by his recent reelection and longtime Western support, the entrenched president appears determined to quash his opposition.
Uganda’s Chief Provocateur
Through radical protest, Stella Nyanzi has become a thorn in long-serving President Yoweri Museveni’s side. Now, she could be headed to parliament.
The U.N. Secretary-General Is Letting Powerful Countries Get Away With Killing Kids
By removing Saudi Arabia and other serial violators of children’s human rights from the annual list of shame, António Guterres is weakening one of the U.N.’s most effective accountability mechanisms.
If African Governments Won’t Act, the People Will
With frustration rising over haphazard responses to the coronavirus, community networks are filling the void across the continent.
Family Planning Efforts Upended by the Coronavirus
In India and around the world, community health workers are being rerouted to deal with the pandemic—with dangerous results.
The World Bank Has the Money to Fight Ebola but Won’t Use It
In Congo, thousands of people have died due to a misguided finance-driven approach to fighting pandemics that puts investors before victims.