Will Ghana’s new e-levy help the economy recover from the pandemic?
Ghana isn’t the only country to try to tax mobile money transactions.
How did the Democrats’ major spending bill get off life support?
These four factors made the difference.
U.S. banned imports from China’s Xinjiang region. Will Americans object?
When companies promise concrete action on human rights violations, Americans are less likely to support government intervention. This time, there’s a catch.
Three things to know about Kenya’s elections tomorrow
For one thing, ethnicity might matter less – and class more – than in the past.
Will the Democrats’ big bill get past the hurdles of reconciliation?
From the ‘Byrd bath’ to the ‘vote-a-rama,’ here’s what’s happening with the Inflation Reduction Act.
Kenya’s democracy needs more than campaigns to end vote-buying
Voters attending rallies often expect to receive T-shirts, small amounts of money or other gifts.
No, Batman didn’t save the Congo, and other book reviews
Three new books set the record straight on the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Kansans voted to protect abortion rights. Why?
Voters don’t like changing constitutions — and often aren’t as conservative as state legislators tend to assume.
50 years ago, Uganda ordered its entire Asian population to leave
A new data set explores mass expulsions around the world.
A third party could be successful. But probably not this one.
To attract voters, a party has to stand for something. What would the Forward Party do in office?
Taiwanese people will be reassured by Pelosi’s visit, research says
A high-level visit might boost confidence in U.S. security commitments.
Liz Cheney is extremely conservative. That won’t win over conservatives.
Donald Trump could change the meaning of "conservative" because ideological labels are group identities as much as reasoned political beliefs.
Can the NPT fulfill its promise to eliminate nuclear weapons?
Latin American countries will push again for nuclear disarmament at this month’s review conference.
Nigeria’s harsh police culture grew from colonial abuses
Akali Omeni’s new book “Policing and Politics in Nigeria: A Comprehensive History” explains why this culture persists.
Shinzo Abe’s death reveals complex story of discrimination and xenophobia
In forging a new Japanese identity after the war, the government excluded some groups — and embraced conservative religious organizations.
Thousands of nontraditional fighters have joined the Ukraine war
That puts civilians at risk, research shows
A German word for how others see Germany’s gas crisis: Schadenfreude
If Germany had been nicer to Mediterranean countries when they needed help, they might be nicer now in return.
It’s not just Manchin. Here’s why Congress struggles to pass climate bills.
These three deeper issues make it very hard to act on climate, specifically.