Abiy Ahmed Should Be a Natural Friend for Donald Trump
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.
There’s More Bad News Than You Think
A new study finds some of the world’s biggest humanitarian disasters go virtually uncovered.
LGBT Kenyans’ Patience Has Gone Unrewarded
The Kenyan High Court has delayed deciding on decriminalizing homosexuality.
Britain’s Abandoned Black Soldiers
More than 600,000 Africans fought for Britain in World War II. Now they want a fair deal.
Growth Alone Won’t Help the Poor
Nigeria shows that economic growth combined with rising inequality won’t lift people out of poverty. The country’s next government should heed the lesson.
Slouching Toward Secession in Nigeria
Apathetic voters are planning to boycott this weekend’s election—and may inadvertently boost the country’s most fervent separatists.
Haley Tried to Block Appointment of Chinese Diplomat to Key U.N. Post. He Got the Job Anyway.
As the United States pulls back from the world body, experts say it is ceding influence to China.
Labeling Elections ‘Good Enough’ Lets African Leaders Get Away With Fraud
Setting the bar too low for African democracies, as the international community did in Madagascar, encourages electoral manipulation and bad governance.
Nigeria’s Election Is Shattering Political Taboos
The issue of restructuring the country’s delicate federal system has long been off limits. Both candidates have now put it front and center, ensuring that reforms are on the way.
Cameroon Used to Welcome Refugees. Now It Forcibly Expels Them.
Nigerians fleeing violence at home are being kicked out of northern Cameroon and being sent back to areas terrorized by Boko Haram.
Nigeria’s President Isn’t a Democrat. He’s a Liar.
Twenty years after its return to democratic rule, Nigeria is on the verge of re-electing a dictator.
How Washington Got on Board With Congo’s Rigged Election
The State Department endorsed Felix Tshisekedi’s unlikely presidency, taking some U.S. officials by surprise.
Terrorism Threatens a Former Oasis of Stability in West Africa
Burkina Faso managed to avoid the violence that plagued its neighbors, but a combination of poverty, unstable neighbors, and weak security forces has opened the door for extremists.
American Markets Can Beat Chinese Money in Africa
For Prosper Africa to work, it needs to unleash the power of U.S. investors.
U.S. Developing Supply Route Along Dangerous Stretch From Djibouti to Somalia
The project is part of a broader military entrenchment in Africa.
Peacebuilding’s Poster Child Is Losing Its Shine
Ivory Coast is often held up as a post-conflict success. That could all fall apart.