Rex Tillerson’s Maverick Oil Diplomacy
Rex W. Tillerson, former chief executive of ExxonMobil and Donald J. Trump’s nominee to be secretary of state, has conducted his own brand of oil-oriented diplomacy during his 41-year career at Exxon, a company that has often cut deals with authoritarian leaders of politically unstable countries.
Accused of Looting Millions, Son of African Leader Stalls Trial
The son, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue of Equatorial Guinea, faces 10 years in prison if he is found guilty in his trial, now delayed until June.
A Wealth Gap in Equatorial Guinea
While American companies have invested billions of dollars in this small nation’s oil infrastructure, World Bank statistics point to widespread poverty among much of the population.
Shielding Seized Assets From Corruption’s Clutches
An effort by the United States to seize assets from officials who stole their countries’ wealth is now focused on returning the loot without enriching the looters.
Australia’s Death by Numbers
Another refugee banished by Australia to Manus Island has died, the latest victim of a form of dehumanization that threatens the world.
A Zika Vaccine, but for Whom?
Far from being a threat unique to the Western Hemisphere, the virus is endemic to Africa. But that’s not where resources are going.
New Ebola Vaccine Gives 100 Percent Protection
After decades of trying, scientists have finally devised a powerful vaccine against a terrifying contagion.
Australia’s Brave Whistleblower Nurse
Lynne Elworthy has been dismissed after speaking up, in defiance of gag orders, to denounce the cruelty of Australia’s refugee policy.
Under Rex Tillerson, Exxon Mobil Forged Its Own Path Abroad
Mr. Tillerson, nominated by President-elect Donald J. Trump to be secretary of state, has said America’s sources of oil should be “of little consequence to us.”
I Am Ashamed to Be Australian
After 20 years of photographing asylum seekers around the world, I have never seen anything as bad as this.
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