Why Nigeria Is Losing Its Fight to Prosecute Rape
Women who accuse men of sexual assault have faced backlash, high-profile defamation lawsuits, and even retaliatory police investigations.
How to Restore U.S. Credibility in Africa
By standing up for democracy and free trade, the United States can outflank China and Russia, its authoritarian rivals on the continent.
Uganda’s Chief Provocateur
Through radical protest, Stella Nyanzi has become a thorn in long-serving President Yoweri Museveni’s side. Now, she could be headed to parliament.
Trump’s Withdrawal From Somalia Is a Security Threat. Biden Should Reverse It.
U.S. troops are scheduled to leave the country on Jan. 15, opening the door for al-Shabab terrorists to step up their attacks. The new administration should recommit to protecting the country.
The United States Has Failed Cameroonian Asylum-Seekers
Fleeing a civil war shaped by the West, Cameroonians have been met on American shores with hostility, high-risk conditions, and now unconscionable deportation.
Ethiopia Needs the United States to Act as an Honest Broker in the Nile Dam Dispute
As East Africa faces a triple crisis from COVID-19, floods, and locusts, cutting U.S. aid to the Ethiopian government is not the solution. Neutral mediation to resolve the GERD dispute can result in a win-win situation.
It’s Time for an Africa Policy Upgrade
Washington has sidelined Africa for too long. The Biden administration should take a new approach.
China’s Monster Fishing Fleet
Though not alone in its destructive practices, Beijing’s rapacious fleet causes humanitarian disasters and has a unique military mission.
Paul Biya Is Offering Cameroon’s Anglophones Too Little, Too Late
The Cameroonian government is seeking to implement a 1996 law it refused to enact for over two decades. The policy represents a fig leaf, not genuine decentralization, and will not resolve a crisis of Biya’s own making.
By Ignoring African Leaders, the West Paved the Way for Chaos in Libya
A race-based colonial mindset that views the continent as Europe’s playground and dismisses the concerns of Africans continues to fuel death and destruction.
Hollywood Likes Feminists When They’re Imperialists
Female-led movies are repeating the same stale images of power.
Sudan Will Decide the Outcome of the Ethiopian Civil War
As Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed goes to war against Ethiopia’s former rulers—the Tigray People’s Liberation Front—Khartoum’s moves will determine whether the conflict remains a local affair or a regional conflagration.
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Meet the World’s Largest Free Trade Area
When it comes into effect, the African Continental Free Trade Area will remake African economies—and the world’s.