Protesters sit down in the street during an anti-corruption demonstration in downtown Nairobi, Kenya Dec. 1, 2015. Over a hundred demonstrators marched to the Supreme Court, Parliament, and State House on Tuesday to protest against corruption. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Kenya losing battle with corruption

Kenya has long been one of the richest and most developed countries in Africa. The capital Nairobi is a hub for businesses all over the continent,...
Chinese troops practice marching near a billboard showing Chinese President Xi Jinping and the slogan "Strive to build a People's Liberation Army that obeys the Party, Wins the war and has outstanding work style“ at a camp on the outskirts of Beijing,  (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

China’s new challenges

For more than two decades, China has moved from strength to strength. Its economic miracle has lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty...
Supporters of television comedian and presidential candidate for the National Front of Convergence party Jimmy Morales, flash the victory sign in front of a screen at their party headquarters in Guatemala City, Sept. 6, 2015.  (AP Photo/Luis Soto)

Guatemala’s turning point election

  After a massive corruption scandal rocked Guatemalan politics this summer, Central America's most populous country goes to the polls Oct....
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,...