Shadow Government

Trump’s Deafening Silence on Africa

President Trump’s repeated emphasis of “America First” during his inaugural speech leaves many to wonder what will be the basis for U.S.-African cooperation in in the Trump era.

The Cable

Watch: South African Presidential Address Turns Violent

Jeers, fistfights and pepper spray in the parliamentary chamber.

The Cable

The Very Hungry Caterpillar From Hell

A nondescript pest is threatening African food stocks — and could be headed to Europe and Asia.

The Cable

Catch Up on The Presidential Debates: Somalia Edition

Not to worry: Even Trump came up, tangentially.


My Family Waited 13 Years to Resettle in the United States.

Weeks before they expected their visas, my parents learned they are banned under the president’s executive order. The new law will tear our family apart.

The Cable

How Not to Handle Criticism, Brought to You By Robert Mugabe

The Zimbabwean dictator’s very public, very amusing fallout with a former political ally in South Africa.

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