from The Great Debate:

A truth and reconciliation commission for the United States

By Ronald C. Slye
August 10, 2015

Combination picture shows local residents and volunteers holding hands during a community event in Ferguson

August 08, 2015 Combination picture of local residents and church volunteers holding hands while praying during a community event hosted by the Convoy of Hope in Ferguson, Missouri, July 25, 2015. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

from The Great Debate:

Despite $7 billion to ‘Power Africa,’ why the continent is still in the dark

By Kenneth Lee and Edward Miguel
July 30, 2015

Electricity cables are seen connecting power to houses within the Mathare valley slums in Kenya's capital Nairobi Electricity cables are seen connecting power to houses within the Mathare valley slums in Kenya's capital Nairobi, July 9, 2015. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

When President Barack Obama made his first presidential visit to Kenya over the weekend, he visited not just his ancestral home, but one of the target countries in his $7 billion signature foreign aid initiative, Power Africa.

from MacroScope:

Completing the Q1 euro zone picture

By Mike Peacock
April 7, 2015

Shoppers look for goods in a Karstadt hot deal department store in  in Frankfurt/Oder

Service sector PMI surveys for euro zone members, Britain and others in March will complete a first quarter picture which has generally shown the currency bloc outperforming the United States and China.

from Photographers' Blog:

A leap to freedom

By karolinatagaris
December 3, 2014

Nairobi, Kenya

By Thomas Mukoya

A detained protester jumps from a police truck as she escapes after riot police released teargas to disperse the #OccupyHarambeeAve demonstration in Nairobi

I was covering #OccupyHarambeeAve, a protest outside President Uhuru Kenyatta’s office following the killing of 28 people in the ambush of a Nairobi-bound public bus in the northern Kenyan border town of Mandera in November.

from Photographers' Blog:

Becoming a man

By Noor Khamis
September 18, 2014

Bungoma, Kenya

By Noor Khamis

As eastern Africa had uncharacteristically fallen silent, I decided to travel over 500 kilometres to western Kenya as schools had just closed and so month-long circumcision rituals had taken centre stage.

from MacroScope:

Draghi in London

By Mike Peacock
July 9, 2014


European Central Bank President Mario Draghi will deliver an evening keynote speech in London – the scene for his game-changing “whatever it takes” declaration in 2012.

from MacroScope:

Common cause for Washington and Tehran in Iraq?

By Mike Peacock
June 16, 2014

Iraq is going up in flames and there appears to be no question of the West putting boots back on the ground in contrast to 2003 when the United States and Britain invaded to topple Saddam Hussein and set in train a decade of chaos that has now exploded again.

from Photographers' Blog:

Fishing and firearms on Lake Turkana

By Siegfried Modola
December 2, 2013

Lake Turkana, Kenya

By Siegfried Modola

When Simon Choko goes out fishing on Kenya’s lake Turkana, he brings a gun as well as a net.

from Full Focus:

Photos of the week

September 27, 2013

Our top photos of the week.