The modern pirates of West Africa and Somalia are no swashbuckling buccaneers. They are maritime bandits, disrupting some of the world's busiest shipping lanes and costing the global economy billions. Recently, they've stepped up their brutality. What caused this piracy? How can it be stopped? GlobalPost investigates.
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania — The water sector in Tanzania once resembled the Wild West. The government did little to ensure that every person have access to clean and safe water. Donors and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) worked to solve the problem, sometimes together and sometimes on their own. But there was a flaw.
NAIROBI, Kenya — Apathy and thuggery greeted an attempt to kickstart an Occupy movement in Kenya to protest against government inaction in the face of rising insecurity and terrorism.
The march and sit-in dubbed #Tumechoka, meaning “We are tired” in Swahili, was called after the execution of 28 people on a bus in Mandera in the far northeast of the country at the weekend.