In Africa, All Jihad Is Local
The rush to link regional groups to the Islamic State could make militancy worse.
The Man Who Terrorized Darfur Is Leading Sudan’s Supposed Transition
The interim vice president, Mohamed Hamdan “Hemeti” Dagolo, was in charge of the brutal janjaweed militias. Now he is calling the shots in Khartoum.
The Man Who Stole South Africa
Cyril Ramaphosa has pledged a new dawn as president, but the secretary-general of his own party has built a web of corruption that thrives on darkness.
A Clean President Can’t Govern From Atop a Tainted Party
Voting for the ANC in the hope that its leader can clean house is a leap of faith. Those who looted South Africa’s government won’t give up so easily.
Welcome to the Post-Middle East ISIS
The Islamic State has a newly expanded geographic focus—and the results will be worse than the original.
Former U.S. Diplomats Lobby to Stop South Sudan War Crimes Court
The move sparked anger among experts, who see the court as critical to peace.
Trump’s Support for Haftar Won’t Help Libya
The United States should be working to help negotiate peace rather than fanning the flames of another failed war.
Dumping One Government Won’t Fix Mali
March’s deadly massacre exposed the lack of progress since the country’s peace accords—and the many political and security reforms that are needed.
Your Cell Phone Is Spreading Ebola
A deadly outbreak in Congo has become a global emergency because of a raging conflict over valuable minerals.
It Takes a Village to Make a Monster
Omar al-Bashir is gone—but he was never the key to Sudan’s oppression to begin with.
Military Factions Vie for Power After Coup in Sudan
Protesters vow to press on until they gain civilian rule.
In Sudan, a Transition to Democracy or a Military Power Play?
Omar al-Bashir’s three-decade rule is over, but demonstrators reject the army’s plan.
How Two U.S. Presidents Reshaped America’s Policy Toward Sudan
As thousands protest the Bashir regime, Washington has helped legitimize it.
Radical Islamists Have Opened a New Front in Mali
Local grievances are behind the recent violence in the country. Jihadis are hoping to exploit them to build a caliphate.
Abiy Ahmed Should Be a Natural Friend for the United States
Seeking the right partners is just as important as avoiding the wrong ones.
For Africa, Chinese-Built Internet Is Better Than No Internet at All
The need for web access has driven African countries to Huawei despite U.S. concerns.
Comic Relief’s Vision of Africa Isn’t Funny
The perennial British charity is sticking with poverty porn in its fundraising efforts.
U.S. Bombardments Are Driving Somalis From Their Homes
Airstrikes on al-Shabab have tripled under Trump.
Europe Isn’t Realistic. It’s Weak.
The EU has committed to outsourcing its dirty work to authoritarians in the Middle East and Africa—and to confusing dependence for maturity.