COVAX Obstacles Threaten Africa’s Vaccine Rollout
Underfunding and India’s export restrictions mean some African citizens may have to wait until 2023 to get their shot.
Why Experts Ignore Terrorism in Africa
If the world really cares about the continent’s future, it will start paying attention now.
Biden to Announce Nominees for Key Diplomatic Posts
Experts and former diplomats want to see Biden pick up the pace on nominations to better compete with China on the world stage.
Why the World Won’t Criticize Chad
Western democracies look the other way as a dictatorial ally in the war on terror holds another election marred by violence and intimidation.
Benin’s King of Cotton Makes Its Democracy a Sham
Talon’s procedural reforms have hollowed out fair elections and are a master class in entrenching autocracy.
How Far Will the Ethiopian-Eritrean Alliance Go?
Former foes have found a common enemy in the TPLF. Will it lead beyond battlefield cooperation?
The West’s Obsession With ‘Good Refugees’ Is Bad Policy
Wealthy countries love to celebrate immigrant success stories, but they are letting many potentially productive citizens fall through the cracks.
When Nature Conservation Goes Wrong
Environmentalists’ intent on saving the planet by protecting natural habitats are creating human disasters of their own.
Biden’s Strategy in the Sahel Looks a Lot Like Trump’s
U.S. diplomacy is back in West Africa—but the United States is also back to its old counterterrorism playbook.
Ethiopia Needs a Constitutional Convention
Establishing an inclusive reform process could end the country’s stalemate between unitarists and ethnonationalists.
Is Uganda Returning to the “Dark Days”?
As protesters disappear, Bobi Wine’s opposition is demanding answers from the Museveni regime.
A Green Africa Is the Key to a Greener World
The United States won’t be a global leader in climate change until it works with African nations.
The United States Returns to Africa
After Trump’s insults and detachment, the Biden administration is crafting a new, more engaged approach to the continent.
What Ethiopia Can Learn From Japan
Abiy Ahmed must return to his concept of “medemer” and reject the notion of politics as a zero-sum game.
Boko Haram Won’t Stop Targeting Schools in Nigeria
The militant group’s attacks and kidnappings bring it publicity and riches while weakening state security forces.
The Aid Organization That Wasn’t
Meet the Russian-led fake human rights group implicated in an international criminal caper.
Biden Eyes Former Top U.N. Official for Horn of Africa Envoy
Washington wants a seasoned point person for the brewing crises in East Africa.
Tanzanian Leader Who Downplayed Pandemic Dies
President John Magufuli’s complex legacy is overshadowed by his repeated dismissals of the coronavirus.