Dec. 28, 2005
Reform Effort Pushed as Part of U.N. Budget Deal
Ending weeks of turmoil, the U.N. General Assembly late last week adopted its 2006-7 budget but with a spending cap aimed at pressuring countries into agreeing to key reforms within six months.
Dec. 9, 2005
Impasse Over Agriculture Threatens WTO's Hong Kong Meeting
Trade representatives from 149 nations will converge in Hong Kong at the World Trade Organization's ministerial meeting in an attempt to revive the Doha Development Agenda to lower trade barriers in farm and manufacturing goods and services.
Nov. 29, 2005
Sides Resume Peace Talks As Violence Continues in Darfur
Efforts to end the two-and-a half year conflict in Darfur, Sudan that has claimed more than 200,000 lives and displaced two million people opened a new chapter Tuesday as the opposing sides entered the seventh round of peace talks in Abuja, Nigeria.
Nov. 24, 2005
Liberia's New President
A report on the challenges awaiting the newly elected president of Liberia, Ellen-Johnson-Sirleaf, and the three and a half million people of her West African country.
Nov. 14, 2005
A New Leader for Liberia
After last week's run-off election in Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is poised to become the Africa's first female leader. Two guests discuss the election and challenges ahead for the West African nation.
Nov. 10, 2005
Liberian Ex-Finance Minister Poised to Become First Woman President in Africa
Liberia's ex finance minister appeared to hold a commanding lead over her opponent in the war-torn nation's presidential run-off election Thursday, placing her in position to become the first woman elected president of an African nation.
Nov. 9, 2005
Health Experts Unveil Global Strategy to Tackle Bird Flu
International health experts met for three days ending Wednesday in Geneva to hammer out a global strategy against bird flu.
Nov. 4, 2005
Discussing the Tragedy of AIDS in South Africa
Jeffrey Brown talks about the tragedy of AIDS in South Africa with author Edwin Cameron.
Oct. 17, 2005
South Africa Serves First Seizure Order on White Farmer
In keeping with a recent decision to speed up its land redistribution program, the government of South Africa has served its first official notice expropriating the property of a white farmer, a land affairs official said Friday.
Oct. 13, 2005
Runoff Likely in Liberia Presidential Election
In Liberia's first post-war elections, early poll results on Thursday predicted a runoff between soccer star George Weah and former Finance Minister Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.
Oct. 7, 2005
Soccer Star Hopes to Lead Liberia's Turnaround
Standing amid a crowded Liberian soccer stadium, George Weah gave the characteristic post-game nod as he thanked the masses for their support. The 39-year-old soccer star looked toward the stands as he clapped his hands above his head.
Oct. 7, 2005
Liberia Looks to Elections to Forge Stability
Long beleaguered by war and corruption in an unstable region, Liberia will attempt to usher in a new, more stable era on Tuesday when its voters participate in the West African nation's first post-civil war election.
Oct. 7, 2005
Peace Prize Goes to U.N. Group for Anti-Nuclear Efforts
The United Nations' International Atomic Energy Agency and its head Mohamed ElBaradei won the Nobel Peace prize Friday for their diplomatic efforts with Iran and North Korea to curb the spread of atomic weapons.
Oct. 5, 2005
The African Union in Darfur
Two experts from the humanitarian group Refugees International talk about the ongoing war in the Darfur region of Sudan and the African Union's efforts to bring stability to the region.
Sept. 27, 2005
Darfur's Smallest Witnesses
An exhibition of drawings by children in Darfur, Sudan collected by a human rights researcher reflect the violence of the war-torn region.
Sept. 23, 2005
Sudanese Ambassador to the U.S. Discusses Ongoing Darfur Peace Talks
The Sudanese Ambassador to the United States Khidir Haroun Ahmed discusses the peace talks between his government and rebel groups, the role of the Janjaweed militia and rebels in the ongoing crisis, and Khartoum's plan to return hundreds of thousands of displaced civilians to their homes.
Sept. 23, 2005
State Dept. Representative on the Ongoing Darfur Peace Talks
Charles Snyder, the senior representative on Sudan for the U.S. Department of State, discusses the goals of the sixth round of the Darfur peace talks, the roles of the United States and the African Union and plans to resettle civilians displaced by the violence.
Sept. 23, 2005
Violent Clashes in Sudan Threaten Darfur Peace Talks
A surge in violence between rebel groups and the Sudanese army in Sudan's western Darfur region is threatening to derail peace talks in the Nigerian capital of Abuja and putting a shaky cease-fire in peril.
Sept. 16, 2005
U.N. Summit Wraps Up With Prospects of More Reforms
World leaders prepared to end a U.N. summit in New York on Friday by endorsing a reform document.
Sept. 14, 2005
Annan Urges More Fundamental Reforms At U.N.
The United Nations summit of more than 150 world leaders opened with Secretary-General Kofi Annan calling the last-minute agreement on a proposal to alter the embattled organization a "good start" but not "the sweeping and fundamental reform" needed.
Sept. 13, 2005
U.N. Approves Diluted Reform Plan
A day before the United Nations was prepared to meet for what has been billed as a historic summit to reform the world body, member states approved a compromise, watered-down document intended to guide the organization in the 21st century.
Sept. 7, 2005
Egypt Votes for President As Opponents of Mubarak Claim Fraud
Egyptians voted in their nation's first multiparty presidential election on Wednesday, though opponents of incumbent president and predicted winner Hosni Mubarak complained of rampant abuses.
Aug. 25, 2005
Tension Over Oil in Nigeria
Following his recent trip to Africa, NPR's Steve Inskeep discusses the tensions and violence rising in Nigeria as Shell Oil seeks the rights to drill there.
Aug. 23, 2005
Africa's Food Crisis
Starvation threatens 3 million people in Niger and millions more in other impoverished African countries, but a lackluster international response has failed to provide the needed emergency relief. Two experts discuss the problem and possible solutions.
Aug. 10, 2005
Zimbabwe Awards 6,000 Military Officers Land
Some 6,000 members of Zimbabwe's armed forces will receive land under the country's controversial redistribution program, President Robert Mugabe has announced, and 600 others will benefit from the recent razing of shanty towns in the capital Harare.
Aug. 4, 2005
Famine in Niger
In Niger, one of the world's poorest countries, 15 people die each day as villages struggle to find food. Following a background report, an economist discusses the problems facing the nation's 3 million people.
Aug. 2, 2005
Death of Sudan's Vice President
Following the death of Sudan's Vice President John Garang in a helicopter crash Sunday, at least 24 people died in demonstrations over his death. We have a background report from Independent Television News.
Aug. 1, 2005
South Africa to Speed Up Land Reform, End Market-based System
A national land summit, called by the South African government to assess the success of its program to return land confiscated during apartheid to black farmers, ended Sunday with a resolution.
Aug. 1, 2005
Riots Follow Death of Sudanese Vice President
Riots broke out in the Sudanese capital Monday after the country's newly installed vice president, who joined the government after agreeing to a peace deal that ended more than two decades of civil war, was killed in a helicopter crash.
July 28, 2005
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice discusses developments in Iraq, negotiations with North Korea and the effect recent attacks in London and Egypt are having on the U.S.
July 26, 2005
Frontline/World presents a report on the case of a Pakistani businessman accused of trying to smuggle nuclear weapons triggers out of the United States.
July 25, 2005
Target: Egyptian Resort
Egyptian police are searching for six Pakistani men in an investigation of Saturday's bombing at the Red Sea resort Sharm el-Sheikh. Experts analyze the impact of the bombings and who could be behind them.
July 24, 2005
Police Round Up Suspects From Blast That Killed Scores in Egypt
Police were searching for at least three suspects believed to be involved in the series of explosions ripped through shopping and hotel areas in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh early Saturday.
July 11, 2005
Push for Democracy
Egypt will hold its first multiparty elections in the fall, one example of their movement toward democracy and reform, but critics are skeptical of whether the elections will truly be democratic.
July 8, 2005
G-8 Summit Agreement
The Group of Eight summit concluded Friday with an agreement to increase aid to Africa, but no movement on reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. Following a background report, two foreign policy experts debate the results of the G-8 meeting and whether or not the aid package to Africa will lead to economic growth.
July 7, 2005
Al-Qaida Says Egyptian Envoy Killed
Al-Qaida in Iraq said on a Web site Thursday that it had killed the Egyptian top envoy in Iraq, Ihab al-Sherif, who had been abducted days earlier.
July 6, 2005
Sudan's Government, Rebels Reach Tentative Peace Deal
Representatives of the Sudanese government and rebel groups fighting government forces signed a declaration of principles Tuesday in a tentative deal aimed at bringing peace to the war-ravaged Darfur region of the East African nation.
July 5, 2005
China's Big Investment
As the G-8 leaders debate increasing aid to Africa this week, Lindsay Hilsum of Independent Television News examines the impact of Chinese investment in Sierra Leone and Sudan.
July 5, 2005
World Leaders Prepare for G-8 Summit
President Bush left Washington, D.C. Tuesday for Europe, where he will meet this week with the leaders of the world's top industrial nations for a three-day summit on international economic issues.
June 30, 2005
U.S. Pledges $1.2 Billion to Fight Malaria in Africa
President Bush announced Thursday that the United States is doubling aid to Africa and pledged more than $1.2 billion to fight malaria in the continent.
June 13, 2005
In an effort to bolster struggling nations, G8 finance ministers have agreed to cancel the $40 billion debt that 18 countries owe to the World Bank, IMF and African Development Bank. Two development experts discuss the proposal and what the cancellation could mean for Africa's future.
June 10, 2005
The violence in Sudan's Darfur region has been labeled "genocide," but little has been done to stop it. New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof describes what needs to be done.
June 7, 2005
Tony Blair Discusses U.S. Aid to Africa and the EU Constitution
Leading up to the G-8 Summit in Britain in July, British Prime Minister Tony Blair touts his new plan to fight poverty in African nations and discusses the need for additional U.S. aid on the continent, challenges to the EU constitution and his thoughts on the controversial "Downing Street Memo."
June 6, 2005
International Criminal Court Initiates Darfur Probe
The International Criminal Court on Monday announced the launch of a formal investigation into war crimes committed in the ongoing conflict between Arab militias and rebel fighters in Sudan's Darfur region.
May 20, 2005
Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif defended his country's effort to move toward a more democratic system even as critics worry upcoming presidential elections will not be free and fair in a newsmaker interview with Margaret Warner.
May 11, 2005
Face of a Pharaoh: King Tut
Using CT scan technology, three teams of forensic artists from France, Egypt and the United States were able to reconstruct the facial features of King Tut, the young pharaoh who died nearly 3,300 years ago.
April 27, 2005
The African Union is seeking to bolster its presence in the troubled western Sudanese region of Darfur. Fred de Sam Lazaro of Minnesota's Twin Cities Public Television reports on the ongoing violence in Darfur.
April 21, 2005
Images of Disaster
A former Marine Capt., who recently spent six months in Sudan's Darfur, discusses the violence in the region he captured through a camera lens.
April 14, 2005
Malawi Launches Major Land Redistribution Program
The government of Malawi in southern Africa Wednesday announced the launch of a $28 million land redistribution program aimed at giving land to 20,000 poor families.
April 13, 2005
U.N. Approves Global Nuclear Terrorism Treaty
Members of the U.N. General Assembly approved a global treaty Wednesday aimed at preventing the illicit trafficking or possession of radioactive materials and atomic devices by terrorists.
April 5, 2005
Crisis in the Congo
Increased fighting between warring factions in the Democratic Republic of Congo has left an estimated 1.8 million people homeless, a crisis the UN has named one of the world's worst.
April 1, 2005
Sudan Disputes U.N. Resolution on Darfur
Sudan on Friday called a U.N. resolution referring Sudanese war crimes suspects to the International Criminal Court "unfair, ill-advised and narrow-minded" and did not say whether it would comply, Reuters reported.
March 30, 2005
Election Tension in Zimbabwe
On the eve of elections in Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe ends his reelection campaign amid charges of fraud and a national food shortage.
March 17, 2005
U.N. Security Council Deadlocked over Sudan Resolution
A U.S. draft resolution that would authorize deployment of 10,000 peacekeeping troops to Sudan deadlocked on Wednesday at the U.N. Security Council. The main sticking point was how to prosecute the alleged perpetrators of the atrocities.
Feb. 17, 2005
Two congressional representatives who recently returned from visiting the troubled Darfur region in Sudan give an update on the political climate.
Feb. 4, 2005
New Report Lists Most Underreported Stories of 2004
Terence Smith speaks with the executive director of Doctors Without Borders about the most underreported stories of 2004 and why he believes the press did not give substantial attention to these global humanitarian crises.
Feb. 2, 2005
A new outbreak of violence in Sudan last week left 14 dead and at least 15 wounded. Two experts discuss the United Nations' recent report on the regional violence and the future of the war-torn region.
Feb. 1, 2005
U.N. Report Refers Sudanese War Crimes to International Criminal Court
Rebel leaders and officials of the Sudanese government are criticizing a report released Monday by the United Nations that accuses the government and members of the country's two main rebel groups of widespread atrocities and crimes against humanity.
Jan. 26, 2005
Spreading Freedom in the World
President Bush spoke of his drive to lead the world's democratic movement at Wednesday's press conference. Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and National Review editor Rich Lowry analyze the president's efforts.
Jan. 25, 2005
Peace Prize Winner: Wangari Maathai
Kenyan environmentalist Wangari Maathai, the first African woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize, sits down with Jeffrey Brown about her ecology work and social activism.
Jan. 20, 2005
Analysts Discuss the Theme of Democracy in President Bush's Inaugural Address
President George W. Bush began his second term Thursday, pledging to spread liberty across the globe with the larger view of defending American freedom. Two senior analysts discuss the Bush administration's foreign policy agenda and look ahead to America's role abroad in the president's second term.
Jan. 14, 2005
Violence in Sudan's troubled Darfur region continues despite ongoing peace talks. Ray Suarez leads a discussion with Francis Deng, a former Sudanese diplomat who was the representative of the United Nations' secretary general on internally displaced persons, and Salih Booker, director of Africa Action.
Jan. 10, 2005
World Leaders Hail Sudanese Peace Deal, Warn of Challenges
Leaders from across Africa attended a signing ceremony in Kenya Sunday of a comprehensive peace agreement formally ending more than 20 years of civil war between the Sudanese government and the southern Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army.