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.
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.
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.
On the eve of an unimaginably long walk one question nagged journalist Paul Salopek: Should he take his house keys?
Fake and substandard medications threaten the fight against malaria in the Lake Victoria Basin, but attitudes can be just as problematic.
A vast influx of Western medicine has unleashed an unregulated free-for-all in private dispensaries, critics say.
Nobody in Kenya knows the consequences of corruption better than John Githongo, who talks to Sam Loewenberg about the cruel intersection of politics, natural resources, and foreign aid.
In a refugee camp near the Sudanese border, "Lost Boys" are now grown men, and hope for a better future is scant.
Sporadic violence around Kenya is already spurring fears that next year's elections could lead to a repeat of the bloody post-election clashes in 2007-2008.
As Kenya's urban slums expand at rapid rates, they face increasing challenges in food security, health services, water and sanitation.
The tide of brain drain – from developing countries to industrialized nations – has turned. Human capital is now returning home to Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe, and Africa.
Sprinkles: How an innovative program using micronutrients to combat childhood anemia overcame unexpected obstacles.