U.S. Tussles With France, U.N. Over Counterterrorism Efforts in West Africa
The Trump administration seeks to put an American in charge of the U.N. mission in Mali.
The Pandemic Is Laying Bare a Global Water Crisis
Insufficient water for washing is likely to worsen the coronavirus in the poorest nations. There’s a better way forward.
Inspector General Criticizes U.S. Counterterrorism Coordinator
Report finds problems with morale and management that hampered U.S. counterterrorism initiatives in foreign countries.
The Coronavirus Is Cutting Off Africa’s Abortion Access
The collapse of medical supply chains has been a catastrophe for women in developing countries. Lockdowns have made matters worse.
U.S. Military’s Hub in Africa Fights to Keep the Coronavirus Out
Contractors who work at the only permanent U.S. base in Africa have tested positive for the coronavirus as officials and experts fear the pandemic’s spread could allow terrorist groups to wrest away more territory.
It’s Time to Help Africa Fight the Virus
The continent is ripe for a public health disaster, and Western powers must step in to prevent another global catastrophe.
Generosity Is an Easy Win for China After the Coronavirus Pandemic
Electrifying rural health care facilities would burnish Beijing’s reputation in poor countries throughout Africa and Asia and cost next to nothing.
China’s Racism Is Wrecking Its Success in Africa
The expulsion of Africans from their homes in southern China is causing a diplomatic storm.
Poor Countries Need to Think Twice About Social Distancing
Policies imposed in rich countries to fight the coronavirus could have adverse effects in low-income nations—potentially endangering more lives than they save.
Kenya’s Labor Market Wasn’t Made for a Pandemic
Informal workers propped up the country’s economy—until they were suddenly struggling to survive.
West Africa Is Increasingly Vulnerable to Terrorist Groups
By working collectively and innovatively, the region can prevent the next security and humanitarian disaster.
Africa Meets Pandemic With Violence, Confusion
The coronavirus arrived late to the continent, but the early responses could backfire.
As the World Is Distracted, Boko Haram Terrorists Strike a Key Western Ally
The battle against jihadi terrorism in Africa takes one of its deadliest turns yet, with consequences far beyond the region.
The Coronavirus Could Topple Governments Around the World
The coronavirus pandemic might not disrupt politics in wealthy Western democracies, but it is likely to unleash political instability—and even regime change—in developing countries already suffering from an economic crisis.
The Coronavirus Is the Biggest Emerging Markets Crisis Ever
The pandemic is starting to topple one of the pillars of the globalization era.
Africa Is Bracing for a Head-On Collision With Coronavirus
As the pandemic reaches the continent, countries from Morocco to Malawi are facing a health crisis and an economic shock.
The Next Wave
U.N. and relief agencies warn the coronavirus pandemic could leave an even bigger path of destruction in the world’s most vulnerable and conflict-riven countries.
HIV-Positive Population Braces for Another Plague
Mysterious deaths and experimental drugs are all too familiar to survivors of the 1980s epidemic.
The Libyan Civil War Is About to Get Worse
None of the parties involved is serious about reaching a political settlement, meaning the conflict could kill many more this year.