Diamond-rich Botswana avoided the dreaded resource curse and established a prosperous, stable democracy. But political turmoil has begun to roil the traditionally placid society.
China portrays Africa as a partner in common prosperity, rather than a "doomed continent" requiring aid.
As Mexico becomes the G-20 chair for 2012, its embrace of a neoliberal agenda of deregulation and privatization show a poor track record on all the group's goals.
Jim Kim represents a different kind of economics that could shake up the World Bank.
Even today, Sachs's approach to development remains top-down and formulaic.
This call for true internationalism challenges the Occupy movement to engage the Global South.
When it comes to attitudes toward gays and lesbians in Africa, donor countries need to conjure up all their skill to walk the tightrope between mindfulness and meddling.
China is emerging as the leading economic force in Burma, and the Burmese are starting to get uncomfortable.
By clinging to a paternalistic attitude and an antiquated Washington Consensus, the United States has opened up space for a broad Chinese role in Africa.
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