A young Syrian in Deraa, at a protest commemorating the massacre at Al-Houla last May, where over 100 women and children were allegedly killed by pro-government militias. (Photo by  Syrian Revolution Memory Project)

What the heck is happening in Syria?

After more than 2 years and tens of thousands of people killed, the civil war in Syria keeps dragging on. Is there any end in sight?
Apr 15, 2013
Tuareg people spread across five nations in the central Sahara have long sought independence. But last January rebels in Northen Mali began a movement for succession. (Photo via magharebia.com)

What the heck is happening in Mali? (and why you should care)

Until a couple weeks ago, you probably didn’t think much about Mali, the large, former French colony that spans North and West Africa. I know I didn’t. But then we started hearing about French troops invading northern Mali, and militants kidnapping foreign workers in Algeria and that this all somehow connected to the fall of […]
Jan 24, 2013