Good news seems scarce these days, especially about a place like Africa, which is frequently portrayed as an entire continent of failed states, so it's refreshing to read Charles Kenny's article in Foreign Policy, Think Again: Africa's Crisis.
Kenny is working on a book on development, tentatively titled, The Success of Development: Innovation, Ideas and the Global Standard of Living. You can read a synopsis at his blog and find a link to a full draft of the manuscript. He initially planned to leave the book up through early August - it's still up now, but may not be for much longer.
Via @auerswald, @bill_easterly, and @FP_Magazine.