Newly released child soldiers stand with rifles during their release ceremony in Yambio, South Sudan, on February 7, 2018.

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.

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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.

Pregnant women sit as they wait for their turn at a coronavirus testing center

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.

A man receives a vaccine against Ebola from a nurse outside the Afia Himbi Health Center in Goma on July 15.

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.

African asylum-seekers protest at the Holot detention center in Israel's Negev Desert, on Feb. 17, 2014. (Jack Guez/AFP/ Getty Images)

A Light Unto Some Nations

How Israel's policy toward African asylum-seekers transformed it from a land of refuge into a land of deportation.

African leaders and U.S. President Donald Trump pose during the G-7 Summit on May 27, 2017 in Taormina, Sicily. (Jonathan Ernst/AFP/Getty Images)

American Sh*thole

The biggest problem with many African countries is that they're led by men like Trump.

RI-KWAMBA, SUDAN:  An armed fighter of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) stands guard 12 November 2006 during a meeting between the rebel group's leadership and United Nations Emergency Relief coordinator Jan Egeland in Ri-Kwamba, southern Sudan. The LRA is currently holding peace talks with the Ugandan government, which are being mediated by South Sudanese President Riek Machar in the capital Juba and are hoped to bring an end to 20 years of conflict. AFP PHOTO / STUART PRICE.  (Photo credit should read STUART PRICE/AFP/Getty Images)

$800 Million Later, Joseph Kony Is Still a Threat

The Pentagon says it won its war against the Lord’s Resistance Army. But the notorious rebel group is far from a spent force.

HOLOT, ISRAEL - FEBRUARY 17:  Asylum seekers who are being held take part in a day of protest at the of Holot detention center where hundreds of migrants are being held on February 17, 2014 in the southern Negev desert of Israel. More than 50,000 illegal African migrants are seeking asylum after escaping war and government repression in their native lands.  (Photo by Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images)

Inside Israel’s Secret Program to Get Rid of African Refugees

They were promised asylum somewhere closer to home. Then they were discarded — often in a war zone.

NABANGA, SUDAN:  Uganda's rebel leader, Joseph Kony's second in command, Vincent Otti (C) talks on a communication device as he walks 12 July 2006 through the jungle into a clearing in Nabanga, south Sudan, near the Ugandan and D.R. Congo borders. The venue is to be the stage for a meeting between the mediating south Sudan Government and the infamous Ugandan rebel movement, Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) officials in a bid to a truce negotiation. Just a day after peace talks began 19 July 2006 under Sudanese mediation, the Ugandan government flatly rejected demands for a truce from the rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) and said there could be no ceasefire until a full peace settlement is reached. AFP PHOTO/MATT BROWN  (Photo credit should read MATT BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Will Keep Fighting Lord’s Resistance Army After All

The Trump team is discovering that U.S. security commitments are really, really sticky.


Kony 2017: From Guerrilla Marketing to Guerrilla Warfare

Five years after its viral video broke the internet, Invisible Children is on the front line of a covert war against the Lord’s Resistance Army.


The U.S. Slaps Joseph Kony’s Kids With New Financial Sanctions

The infamous LRA warlord and his sons still have not been caught.


The President of Uganda Kept Calling Israel ‘Palestine’ During Netanyahu’s Visit

Benjamin Netanyahu visited Uganda to try to mend ties with the east African nation, 40 years after the Entebbe raid. But Uganda’s longtime leader threw a verbal wrench in the works.

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How Election Monitors Are Failing

Uganda’s recent election showed, once again, that international election observers aren't calling it like they see it.


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Uganda's incumbent president Yoweri Museveni (R) and his wife Janet Kataha Museveni give the thumbs up to supporters on February 16, 2011 during his last public rally at Kololo Airstrip in Kampala, two days before the general elections. Uganda entered the final day of campaigning today in elections that will likely secure another term for President Yoweri Museveni, already the longest-serving leader in the region.   AFP PHOTO/Simon Maina (Photo credit should read SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images)

The Queen of Uganda’s Museveni Dynasty

The longtime Ugandan leader just won re-election. But his wife may have been the vote’s biggest winner.

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