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Blaise Compaore Steps Down


One of the longest standing African leaders has bowed out, following intense public pressure for him to vacate power.

Au Revoir, Blaise Campaore?


Want these clips delivered to your inbox? Sign up!  A day of massive protests left the parliament burned, three people shot dead and a longstanding African ruler on the brink of losing control.

Political Uncertainty as Zambia Loses a President


After months of speculation over the health of Zambian President Michael Sata, the government announced that Sata died in London on October 28 at the age of 77.

How to Get a Job at the United Nations


How does one get a job at the United Nations? It’s a question I put to a longtime United Nations staff member, who explains the best ways to land a career at the UN.

Ebola Infection Rates Slowing in Liberia


Want these clips delivered to your inbox? Sign up!  The WHO confirmed what other organizations have been reporting: death rates and rates of new infections seem to be declining in Liberia, which is the country most affected by the outbreak.

Jessica Tuchman Mathews Steps Down from Carnegie. An Appreciation


Jessica Tuchman Mathews is stepping down as the head of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace after 18 years at the helm.

Jessica Tuchman Mathews Steps Down from Carnegie. An Appreciation


Jessica Tuchman Mathews is stepping down as the head of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace after 18 years at the helm.

Mass Graves, Missing Students, and Mexico’s Long Road to Reform


A second mass grave has been found in rural Mexico a month after 43 student teachers went missing following an altercation with police in the town of Iguala.

And the Best and Worst Country to be a Woman Is..


Want these clips delivered to your inbox? Sign up here.  Iceland and Yemen, respectively. That’s according to the latest Global Gender Gap Index, out by the World Economic Forum.

Why Protesters Have Taken to the Streets of Burkina Faso


The photos are remarkable. A sea of humanity has taken to the streets of Ouagadougou. Tens of thousands (and possibly hundreds of thousands - the opposition claimed a million people) are voicing their opposition to one of Africa’s longest serving heads of state, Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso.

Protesters Have Taken to the Streets of Burkina Faso in Impressive Numbers


The photos are remarkable. A sea of humanity has taken to the streets of Ouagadougou. Tens of thousands (and possibly hundreds of thousands - the opposition claimed a million people) are voicing their opposition to one of Africa’s longest serving heads of state, Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso.

Chart of the Day: Astonishing Data on Child Poverty Rates in Wealthy Countries Since the Great Recession


Today’s chart comes from UNICEF in a powerful report about how the great recession of 2008 has had a painfully lingering effect in child poverty rates in wealthy countries.

Yet More Women and Girls Abducted in Nigeria


Want these clips delivered to your inbox? Sign up here.  Boko Haram reportedly signed a ceasefire 10 days ago.

Is the International Community Abandoning South Sudan?


The world’s youngest nation has plunged deeper into crisis — and fallen further off the international agenda.

Episode 38: Nicholas Kristof


Nicholas Kristof is on the line! The New York Times columnist grew up in rural Oregon with a father who escaped near-certain death in a World War Two prison camp.

New York and New Jersey Under Criticism for Quarantine Policy


On Friday, the governors of New York and New Jersey mandated that any travelers coming from ebola affected regions who had direct contact with ebola patients must be held in strict isolation.

Americans Rather Like The United Nations


American like the United Nations–and there is data to prove it. A new poll from a bi-partisan polling team shows that nearly three quarters of likely American voters surveyed believe that the United Nations is still relevant and needed today.

Why the Bonn Climate Talks Matter


Another round of UN climate change negotiations are taking place this week in Bonn. This is the third time countries are meeting in Germany this year to create a legally enforceable mechanism they all agreed was necessary following the 2011 summit in Durban, South Africa.

Ebola Comes to New York, But It’s Mali We Should Be Worried About


Get these stories delivered to your inbox.  With word of a doctor in NYC coming down with ebola, there’s a potentially much more worrying development: a two year old girl has tested positive for ebola in Mali.

How Americans’ Lack of Understanding of African Geography is Undermining the Fight Against Ebola


The ebola outbreak and its importation to the United States has unleashed a wave of panic in the United States, revealing the paucity of Americans’ knowledge and understanding of Africa.


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