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Somali-American Guled Wiliq battles financial restrictions and safety concerns to bring power to his home country.
Abraham Lincoln had to deal with his fair share of “fake news” during the Civil War, but should this embolden Donald Trump?
A few years before the Southern states seceded from the Union, abolitionists were pushing the North to do the same.
- Politics & Power
A small Southern town grapples with racism and identity. Battles like this could be a motivating factor in the 2018 midterms.
- Rising Stars
Hamsatu Allamin is one of the few people in Nigeria to speak with both insurgents and the government. How does she stay alive?
- Immodest proposal
It’s time to place Civil War re-enactments into the dustbin of history and replace them with something better.
Sam Houston was conflicted — he loved Texas, loved America and hated a Confederacy that he feared would lead the nation on a path to destruction.
- Fast Forward
Sacked by militants in 2012, Goma in eastern DRC is now emerging as a symbol of defiance through art, tourism and entrepreneurship.
Phone lines get jammed after riots or terrorism, but in this West Africa nation, cellphone traffic picks up just before the violence.
Ivory Coast’s Félix Houphouët-Boigny built a successful economy but also toppled regimes and destabilized the region.