Light from Africa

Michael Cook | 28 December 2013
Africa has a bright future, with its young and growing population and strong social ties. The media highlights the dark side of the world's fastest growing continent; MercatorNet is far more optimistic in its unique blog Harambee. Here are the year's top posts.

The good news from Africa

Eugene Ohu | 27 January 2013
Launching MercatorNet's blog about good news from Africa.
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Terrified Christians driven out of Mosul
24 Jul 2014
The Islamic State is expelling Christians from its newly-won territory.

On July 23, 1944, Soviet troops found 800,000 pairs of shoes
23 Jul 2014
This was the day that the world finally realised that the horror of the extermination camps was real.

Can Putin survive?
23 Jul 2014
Russia's strongman is far from finished, but events in Ukraine have weakened his position.

When will the rivers of hatred run dry?
22 Jul 2014
Can Barack Obama earn his Nobel Peace Prize retrospectively by bringing peace to Israel?

The muddled iconography of women bishops
22 Jul 2014
A Church of England decision adds to the confusion about the meaning of priesthood.

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