The problem of child soldiers

Thousands of children have been used as soldiers in at least 18 countries around the world in the past two years. For the children who survive, the...

Eritrea’s opportunity

The young nation of Eritrea is often referred to as the North Korea of Africa. The country has jailed thousands of political prisoners, eliminated...

Ethiopia’s new hope

The East African nation of Ethiopia has spent much of the last three decades as an authoritarian one-party state. Political opponents of the...

South Sudan’s standoff

When South Sudan became a country in 2011, there was a lot of optimism in a nation where people had endured decades of conflict to win independence...

Europe’s immigration quagmire

Back in 2015, the immigration crisis in Europe was in headlines worldwide. Since then the numbers of people crossing the by sea to the...

Famine stalks South Sudan, Somalia

The United Nations says that the world is facing the worst food crisis since World War II. Two of the hardest hit countries are in East Africa. In...