A supporter holds a Tunisian flag as Tunisian presidential candidate Moncef Marzouki gives a speech, after the second round of the country's presidential election, in Tunis,  Dec. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Ilyess Osmane)

Tunisia: the Arab Spring’s last light

The Arab Spring toppled long-ruling autocrats across the Arab world. But with Libya in chaos, Egypt back under military rule and Syria and Yemen engulfed in war, only Tunisia has fulfilled the promise of its...
Burundian protesters march during an anti-government demonstration against President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term in Cibitoke neighborhood of the capital Bujumbura, June 2, 2015.  (EPA/Dai Kurokawa)

Burundi on edge

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza's announcement in April that he would seek a third five-year term set off a year of instability in the central African nation that has left hundreds dead and forced a...
A man does some construction work near the port in Luba, in Equatorial Guinea, August 27, 2002.  (AP Photo/Christine Nesbitt)

Oil-cursed Equatorial Guinea

At first glance, the small West African nation of Equatorial Guinea is doing well. Sandwiched between Cameroon and Gabon on the Gulf of Guinea, the oil-rich nation of 820,000 has a per capita GDP equivalent...
In this July 19, 2007 photo, an iceberg is seen melting off the coast of Ammasalik, Greenland.  (AP Photo/John McConnico, File)

New optimism on climate change

The Paris agreement on reducing greenhouse gas emissions has led to new hope that the worst effects of climate change may be avoided. On this edition of Global Journalist, our guests analyze the climate...
Eritreans in Europe hold pictures of President Isaias Afewerki while protesting  a U.N. Human Rights Council report detailing widespread abuses by the Eritrean government against its own people. (EPA/Magali Girardin)

Eritrea: Africa’s North Korea

Eritrea is sometimes described as "the North Korea of Africa." And it's a deserved title. The tiny nation, located on the continent’s northeastern coast bordering Ethiopia, Sudan, and Djibouti is ranked...
Mohammed Fita, an Ethiopian coffee farmer picks coffee in his farm Choche, near Jimma, 375 kilometers ( 234 miles) southwest of Addis Ababa, Sept. 21 2002. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim)

Is fair trade really fair?

Note this program was originally released July 9, 2015. You see the label on coffee, chocolate, t-shirts and even gold, “Fair Trade.” The extra dollars you pay for the products are meant to guarantee...
A man does some construction work near the port in Luba, in Equatorial Guinea, August 27, 2002.  (AP Photo/Christine Nesbitt)

Equatorial Guinea’s oil curse

At first glance, the small West African nation of Equatorial Guinea is doing well. Sandwiched between Cameroon and Gabon on the Gulf of Guinea, the oil-rich nation of 820,000 has a per capita GDP equivalent...
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The perils of war reporting

You see them on the battlefields patrolling the front lines and risking their lives. But they are not soldiers, at least not in the traditional sense. They’re war correspondents. These brave men and...
Security personnel investigate the site of a bombing that killed Egypt’s top prosecutor, Hisham Barakat, in Cairo, Egypt, June 29, 2015.

Egypt in crisis?

It's been two years since the Egyptian military ousted democratically-elected president Mohammed Morsi, replacing him with Army Gen. Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. Al-Sisi has promised stability but his time as...
Ethiopia Journalists

Media crackdown in Ethiopia

Ethiopia's parliamentary elections are set to be held May 24th, but there is little doubt the ruling party will win an overwhelming majority amidst a crackdown on independent media and political...