Women and Post-Conflict Political Order

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former president of LIberia

by Emily Myers In 1993, the assassination of Burundi’s first Hutu president, Melchior Ndadaye, catalyzed a 12-year civil war that killed over 300,000 people. The conflict ended in 2005 with the implementation of the Arusha Accords, which instituted a power-sharing… Continue Reading  

Trump’s Africa Policy Is a Continuation of Clinton’s, Bush’s, and Obama’s

U.S. military advisor in Djibouti (AFRICOM)

by Herman J. Cohen President Trump’s Africa policy appears to be off to a bad start. First, there was the unfortunate leak of a remark made privately to a group of U.S. senators in February in which the President referred… Continue Reading  

US: Don’t Abandon Africa’s Fragile Democracies

Julius Maada Bio

by Larry Garber Sierra Leone is probably what Donald Trump has in mind when he characterizes Africa as a continent of “shithole” countries. The country is poor, with a per capita income of $1,497 and 60 percent of the population… Continue Reading  

Killmonger’s World

Erik Killmonger, played by Michael B. Jordan in Black Panther

by John Feffer Donald Trump has now assembled a cabinet of Killmongers. Mike Pompeo, John Bolton, and Trump himself: these men have elevated violence to a supreme virtue at home and abroad. They are firm believers in armed domination. Erik… Continue Reading  

Burkina Faso’s Alarming Escalation of Jihadist Violence

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by Rinaldo Depagne Attacks on the Burkina Faso army headquarters and the French Embassy on 2 March 2018 were better organized, involved heavier weapons and were more sustained than anything seen so far in Burkina Faso. In this Q&A, our West Africa… Continue Reading