Sudan’s political crisis

When Sudan's dictator of 30 years was ousted in April following months of protests, many were hopeful that the African nation might transition...

Cuba eyes information revolution

Cuba has long been one of the world’s least connected countries. Cubans weren’t allowed to buy personal computers until about a decade ago, and...

Ending period poverty

At this year’s Academy Awards a film called “Period. End of Sentence” won the Oscar for best short documentary. The movie focused on the...

Ghana, Egypt face assaults on press

On the surface, Ghana and Egypt couldn't be more different places when it comes free expression. Ghana ranks higher than the U.S. and U.K. by some...

Starving Yemen

The struggling nation of Yemen is on the brink of what could become the worst famine the world has seen in decades. The country’s economy has...

Child marriage in Southeast Asia

In late October, Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad issued a directive to state officials: raise the minimum age for marriage to eighteen...