August 14, 2014 /
Lake Turkana is the world's biggest desert lake, a vital source of life for humans and animals alike. But its lifeline is about to be cut by a push for development.
July 30, 2014 /
The Guardian | Global Development
Prolonged dry spells push pastoralists to the brink of starvation as food prices soar and cattle raids spiral out of control.
July 30, 2014
Turkana in Kenya’s arid north is the most important place you’ve likely never heard of, quintessential to understanding mankind. Now, Turkana has oil. Is it a pending resource-curse catastrophe?
April 10, 2014 /
Poor nations lag far behind their wealthier counterparts since the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development shifted the global focus from birth control to women's rights.
March 19, 2014 /
Aid to Kenya responds to the country's recurrent food crises but it fails to address the underlying infrastructure problems that could prevent such emergencies.
January 23, 2014 /
The Economist Insights
It is Africa’s cruelest irony that her hungriest people are her smallholder farmers. Fortunately, we have seen a reversal of this neglect in recent years.
July 27, 2013 /
China's emergence as a new global power has brought pressure to give back as it takes from Africa. Fake drugs and corruption on both sides have thrown a wrench in those plans.
July 27, 2013 /
The shores of Lake Victoria, which borders Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya, are picturesque, poor and filled with unexpected moments of joy. Still, there's no escape from the fight against malaria.
March 29, 2013
The neighborhood of garishly opulent mansions is aptly known to locals as "Cocainebougou," or Cocaine Town. It stands as testament to the sudden collapse of Mali.
February 15, 2013
Photojournalist Micah Albert wins first place in the contemporary issues category in the 56th World Press Photo Contest for his work covering the Dandora dump in Kenya.