The DRC president's direct involvement can rally people who have previously doubted the reality of the outbreak.
Ghana is banking on a much needed boost to its tourism sector from its call to Africans in the diaspora.
New research shows that there's much in a name: people will use the sounds in names to infer someone’s physical and personality traits.
For one, you can't break an economy that's already broken.
Good news – underground aquifers could be a reliable source of drinking water in sub-Saharan Africa even as the climate warms.
In her creative and critical work, Toni Morrison sought to remap the contours of American literature and culture.
For decades, the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir had a special status, with its own constitution, flag and the ability to make its own laws.
We found that women who had access to subsidised day-care services were 17% more likely to be employed than those who were not.
Hajj pilgrims looking online for advice about their upcoming pilgrimage to Mecca, in Saudi Arabia, may not find TripAdvisor so useful.
In a surprising change in trends, citizens in many African countries increasingly support government restrictions of press freedom.
Private military and security companies are increasingly being contracted in Africa. But there are big gaps in understanding their impact.
Stone Age people in Egypt showed great respect for their dead, providing a glimpse of what was to come in the Dynastic period.
Successes by the army and police on the Cape Flats will depend entirely on levels of cooperation established on an ad hoc basis.
The flow of unaccompanied minors from Eritrea has become the subject of international concern.
A significant change in political mentality is required to shore up one of Africa's leading lights.
Salt consumption in China is among the highest in the world.
A human rights approach offers central banks a new tool for understanding the true costs and benefits of their operations.
Mexico is the second most dangerous country for women in Latin America. Yet the new government is slashing funding for programs meant to protect and empower women.
South Africa's economic reforms of the 1990s were overdone, destroying some industries and thus impacting economic growth and job creation. A re-balancing of industrial policy is called for.
The leak of US dipomatic cables by Wikileaks revealed some equally frank assessments of British politicians.