Scott C. Johnson

The Correspondent

The desert in Kuwait seemed such a wasteland. Goose farms near the Iraqi border yielded huge quantities of s--t, which gathered along the sides of the roads and in the yard of the house where we were squatting.

My Love for Marita

Susana Trimarco's quest to find her kidnapped daughter has uncovered the dark underbelly of Argentina's sex trade.

The Hunt for Kony

The leader of the Lord's Resistance Army has killed thousands of African citizens in the name of Christianity. Now he's on the run.

Africa Turns Away the Troops

Many experts worry that Africa could soon become the world's jihadist base of choice; its combination of failed states, poverty, and pockets of religious extremism offer the perfect breeding ground for terrorists.

Zimbabwe's Diamond Mines a New Source of Plunder

Robert Mugabe is squandering a glittering opportunity for Zimbabwe. He has botched the development of the newly discovered diamond mines along his country's eastern border, which could be earning Zimbabwe as much as $600 million a month, according to a recent report by Partnership Africa Canada.

Q&A With Zimbabwe's Embattled Prime Minister

For more than a decade, Morgan Tsvangirai has fought to unseat Africa's last Big Man, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. The effort nearly killed him. Tsvangirai was beaten, tried for treason, and jailed repeatedly.

Assault On The Law

In a further sign of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's descent into tyranny, his lackeys are terrorizing the country's lawyers with death threats and physical harm.Until recently, lawyers were the last line of defense against Mugabe's excesses, long after the country's judiciary capitulated to his power.

What 10 Million Buys

Zimbabwe's new 10 million dollar bill is red, perhaps a warning that this money is melting down fast. Last week, 10 million Zimbabwe dollars could buy two rolls of toilet paper.

Mugabe's Last Stand

A former close ally may offer the best chance yet of toppling Zimbabwe's dictator at the ballot box.