Stephanie McCrummen

Another showdown sizzles in Arizona

A federal investigation of an Arizona sheriff known for tough immigration enforcement has intensified in recent days, escalating the conflict between the Obama administration and...

Ethiopia farms out fertile land

In recent months, the Ethiopian government began marketing abroad one of the hottest commodities in an increasingly crowded and hungry world: farmland.

Congo rebels grab young men

In the past few days, a new category of displaced people has begun arriving at this muddy, sprawling camp in the green hills of eastern...

Investors look south to sub-Saharan Africa

To a growing number of foreign investors, sub-Saharan Africa represents much more than the ethnic clashes, coups, targeted genocide and natural disasters that have scarred...