China's investment in Africa is vast and growing, but in Zambia many are critical of China's approach and are concerned that they're not benefiting from investments.
The United Nations has made it a goal to improve maternal and child health, but mental health issues around the world remain woefully overlooked.
Of the many misconceptions about Africa, a major one appears to be that Africans can't seem to solve their problems without help from American celebrities.
As Indians become more prosperous and have access to technology that can tell them the sex of a fetus, they are increasingly choosing to abort girls.
Across Africa, there have been organized efforts to prevent HIV-positive women from having children -- some are being paid, others being sterilized without their consent.
US and European sanctions on Syria putting the hurt on an economy already reeling from instability and uncertainty.
The US prepares to release $37 billion of Lybia's assets tied up in cash, real estate and shares of US companies.
Over 148 million acres of farmland in Africa have been purchased by Western hedge funds in the last three years.
In contrast to the US, South American countries have recently seen a booming economy and low unemployment.
Food security experts were reluctant to use the famine label for East Africa's food crisis, but the U.N. has declared famine in parts of Somalia.