Table of Contents

Cover Story

Minding Africa's business

Minding Africa's business

by Mindy Belz & Alisa Harris

Cover Story | A new brand of entrepreneurs and economists say Africa can prosper the old-fashioned way-by earning it

In this issue: "Africa, Inc.," Oct. 10, 2009

Features

Human Race

By The Editors

Human Race | DIED: Conservative writer Irving Kristol, 89, died of lung cancer complications on Sept. 18. A leftist turned conservative intellectual-a "liberal mugged by…

Africa rising

Africa rising

By Mindy Belz

Rwanda | Rwanda wins most improved award in world business report

Looking ahead

By The Editors

Looking Ahead | News to watch in the weeks to come

Houses of God

Houses of God

By The Editors

Houses of God | Until political stability comes to the region and money is raised to build a new building, a large tree is used as a place of worship in Liethnhom, a village…

Faith-based fraud

Faith-based fraud

By Warren Cole Smith

Charity | Indiana increases penalties for con artists who use religion to target victims

From CIA to IRD

From CIA to IRD

By Marvin Olasky

Religion | Advocate Mark Tooley knows that 'God often has surprises for us'

More of the same

More of the same

By Edward Lee Pitts

Healthcare | Loaded with mandates, taxes, and rules, the Baucus plan hits a weary Capitol Hill

Tick, tock ...

Tick, tock ...

By Emily Belz

Afghanistan | Military commanders warn that a failure to act in Afghanistan soon could mean 'mission failure'

Usual suspects

Usual suspects

By Alisa Harris

UN | World's despots win spotlight at General Assembly, but freedom-loving protesters tell their story in the streets

Dealmakers

Dealmakers

By Alisa Harris

Africa | Entrepreneurship 'unlocks people's minds'

Books to campaign by (not Bono's how-tos)

By Mindy Belz & Alisa Harris

Africa | Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa - by Dambisa Moyo Probably no more compelling economic treatise has been written of…

'Man on a mission'

'Man on a mission'

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | Fighting "suicide on the installment plan": Denver's Bob Coté knows a different way to help some among the homeless

Mining 4 votes

Mining 4 votes

By Alisa Harris

Elections | By digging for internet data on the electorate, young GOP candidates seek a needed advantage

Old-fashioned banker meets new fangled heist

Old-fashioned banker meets new fangled heist

By Russ Pulliam

Banking | The demise of Dwelling House

Low fidelty

Low fidelty

By Susan Olasky

Lifestyle/Technology | Robert Capps, writing in Wired , identifies a revolution that began with technology but is changing the way other industries, including law and medicine,

Jesus & strippers

Jesus & strippers

By Emily Belz

Hope Award | I Am a Treasure lavishes the love of Christ on women in the sex industry

Northern light

Northern light

By Jill Lacey

Hope Award | In an Inuit area overwhelmed by sexual abuse and suicide, Clair and Clara Schnupp help young men see God's mercy

The next three

By Marvin Olasky

Hope Award | From hundreds of nominations, we've picked nine effective poverty-fighting groups for a $20,000 contest. Here are three of them.

Macon disciples

Macon disciples

By Jamie Dean

Hope Award | Campus Clubs teaches poor children about the value of work, and their own value in Christ: 'Just because you're in the 'hood doesn't mean the 'hood is in you'

Patchwork sisterhood

Patchwork sisterhood

By Zoe Sandvig

Business | A new Washington boutique is bringing hope to Africa and to the capital

Dispatches

Quotables

By The Editors

Memorable things they said

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Oddball occurrences

The Buzz

By The Editors

Need-to-know news

Reviews

A crisis explained

A crisis explained

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Thomas Sowell shows how political avarice led to economic disaster

Poetic romance

Poetic romance

By Sam Thielman

Movies | Whishaw and Cornish shine in the remarkable Bright Star

The good show

The good show

By Megan Basham

Television | The Good Wife 's premiere has thoughtful storytelling and respect for marriage

A tamer <em>Fame</em>

A tamer Fame

By Megan Basham

Movies | But remake of 1980 hit lacks interesting characters

Web of lies

Web of lies

By Megan Basham

Movies | The Informant! is a good film that ends on a bad note

Notable CDs

By Florence Mustric, The Cambridge Singers & La Nuova Musica, Philip Glass & András Schiff

Notable CDs | Four new or recent classical-music releases reviewed by Arsenio Orteza

Suspicious find

Suspicious find

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Elvis reissue will look very familiar to aging fans of the king

Notable books

By Lauren Weber, James McWilliams, Patrick Radden Keefe & Timothy Beal

Notable Books | Four recent nonfiction books reviewed by Susan Olasky

Notebook

Head of the class

Head of the class

By Mark Bergin

Sports | Michael Jordan highlights a star-studded field of Hall of Fame inductees

Voices

Investment opportunity

Investment opportunity

By Mindy Belz

The world's 'bottom billion' cannot live by bread alone

Snowflakes in Africa

Snowflakes in Africa

By Susan D. Hill

Despite war horrors, orphans find pleasure in simple discoveries

It takes a governor

It takes a governor

By Joel Belz

Budgetary insights from the desk where the buck stops

All the president's men

All the president's men

By Janie B. Cheaney

National Endowment for the Arts takes propaganda to a new level

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Class without rooms

Class without rooms

By Marvin Olasky

Here comes online higher education

Control that tongue

Control that tongue

By Andrée Seu

It isn't legalistic to strive for greater obedience

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