Two small nations located on the Horn of Africa, Djibouti and Eritrea share a disputed border near one of the world's busiest maritime routes. But while Djibouti is shaping up as a modern logistics hub the world is rushing to, Eritrea is hurtling toward a dystopian future.

Djibouti's Booming Nightlife Scene — Fueled by Foreign Militaries

Foreign bases have flocked to the Horn of Africa, leading to a secondary boom in tourism.

The African Country More Urban Than Germany, but Abysmally Poor

Tiny Djibouti is where the widely held correlation between urbanization and economic development emphatically breaks down.

Listen to the Bard of Djibouti

Francophone poet, novelist and scholar Abdourahman Waberi jokes that he’s the “Dante of Djibouti.


Real Talk, Real Change

Compelling conversations on race to meet the moment.

Do You Read as Much as Arabs?

There’s more reading going on in Lebanon and the UAE than in the U.

Africa’s Wannabe Mao With a Mustache

He took his country from under Ethiopia’s thumb — and placed it under his own.

Who Flees Africa's North Korea for Sudan?

This brutal regime’s youth are fleeing in droves.

Asia's New Military Hub: Rivals at Home, Partners Here

Rival nations are bickering in Asia but learning to cooperate in Africa.


The Food That Built America

The Food that Built America tells the unbelievable true stories behind the industry titans like Henry Heinz, Milton Hershey, the Kellogg brothers and Ray Kroc, who revolutionized food, and transformed American life and culture forever in the process.

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