A man receives a vaccine against Ebola from a nurse outside the Afia Himbi Health Center in Goma on July 15.

The World Bank Has the Money to Fight Ebola but Won’t Use It

In Congo, thousands of people have died due to a misguided finance-driven approach to fighting pandemics that puts investors before victims.

African asylum-seekers protest at the Holot detention center in Israel's Negev Desert, on Feb. 17, 2014. (Jack Guez/AFP/ Getty Images)

A Light Unto Some Nations

How Israel's policy toward African asylum-seekers transformed it from a land of refuge into a land of deportation.

African leaders and U.S. President Donald Trump pose during the G-7 Summit on May 27, 2017 in Taormina, Sicily. (Jonathan Ernst/AFP/Getty Images)

American Sh*thole

The biggest problem with many African countries is that they're led by men like Trump.

RI-KWAMBA, SUDAN:  An armed fighter of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) stands guard 12 November 2006 during a meeting between the rebel group's leadership and United Nations Emergency Relief coordinator Jan Egeland in Ri-Kwamba, southern Sudan. The LRA is currently holding peace talks with the Ugandan government, which are being mediated by South Sudanese President Riek Machar in the capital Juba and are hoped to bring an end to 20 years of conflict. AFP PHOTO / STUART PRICE.  (Photo credit should read STUART PRICE/AFP/Getty Images)

$800 Million Later, Joseph Kony Is Still a Threat

The Pentagon says it won its war against the Lord’s Resistance Army. But the notorious rebel group is far from a spent force.

HOLOT, ISRAEL - FEBRUARY 17:  Asylum seekers who are being held take part in a day of protest at the of Holot detention center where hundreds of migrants are being held on February 17, 2014 in the southern Negev desert of Israel. More than 50,000 illegal African migrants are seeking asylum after escaping war and government repression in their native lands.  (Photo by Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images)

Inside Israel’s Secret Program to Get Rid of African Refugees

They were promised asylum somewhere closer to home. Then they were discarded — often in a war zone.

NABANGA, SUDAN:  Uganda's rebel leader, Joseph Kony's second in command, Vincent Otti (C) talks on a communication device as he walks 12 July 2006 through the jungle into a clearing in Nabanga, south Sudan, near the Ugandan and D.R. Congo borders. The venue is to be the stage for a meeting between the mediating south Sudan Government and the infamous Ugandan rebel movement, Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) officials in a bid to a truce negotiation. Just a day after peace talks began 19 July 2006 under Sudanese mediation, the Ugandan government flatly rejected demands for a truce from the rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) and said there could be no ceasefire until a full peace settlement is reached. AFP PHOTO/MATT BROWN  (Photo credit should read MATT BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Will Keep Fighting Lord’s Resistance Army After All

The Trump team is discovering that U.S. security commitments are really, really sticky.


Kony 2017: From Guerrilla Marketing to Guerrilla Warfare

Five years after its viral video broke the internet, Invisible Children is on the front line of a covert war against the Lord’s Resistance Army.


The U.S. Slaps Joseph Kony’s Kids With New Financial Sanctions

The infamous LRA warlord and his sons still have not been caught.


The President of Uganda Kept Calling Israel ‘Palestine’ During Netanyahu’s Visit

Benjamin Netanyahu visited Uganda to try to mend ties with the east African nation, 40 years after the Entebbe raid. But Uganda’s longtime leader threw a verbal wrench in the works.

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How Election Monitors Are Failing

Uganda’s recent election showed, once again, that international election observers aren't calling it like they see it.


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Uganda's incumbent president Yoweri Museveni (R) and his wife Janet Kataha Museveni give the thumbs up to supporters on February 16, 2011 during his last public rally at Kololo Airstrip in Kampala, two days before the general elections. Uganda entered the final day of campaigning today in elections that will likely secure another term for President Yoweri Museveni, already the longest-serving leader in the region.   AFP PHOTO/Simon Maina (Photo credit should read SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images)

The Queen of Uganda’s Museveni Dynasty

The longtime Ugandan leader just won re-election. But his wife may have been the vote’s biggest winner.

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This Time I Decided to Vote

Here's why it meant so much for one writer in Kampala to vote in Uganda's seriously flawed election.

Riot police advance towards a crowd of opposition supporters in the centre of Ggaba, a suburb of Kampala, on February 18, 2016, during Uganda's national elections.
Voters refused to use a polling station at Ggaba after an unsealed ballot box was found among voting materials, and police moved in to disperse the crowds as they began to protest. Voting in Uganda's national elections was due to begin at 07:00 am (0400 GMT) but was stalled for several hours in some polling stations in parts of the city and the surrounding Wakiso district, where ballot boxes and papers did not arrive on time. / AFP / Will Boase        (Photo credit should read WILL BOASE/AFP/Getty Images)

Candidate Arrest, Social Media Blackout, and Clashes Mar Election Day in Uganda

Longtime President Yoweri Museveni is widely expected to win re-election, through means fair or foul.

A Ugandan military UPDF officer (L) disperse supporters of Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye who had gathered in large numbers to welcome him back to Kampala from Nairobi on May 12, 2011 where he had gone to seek medical treatment for injuries sustained after he was attacked by state security personnel during an opposition demonstration. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni vowed to stamp out "disrupting schemes" on May 12 as he was sworn in for a fourth term while masses of opposition supporters welcomed home his rival, Kizza Besigye.  AFP PHOTO/Tony KARUMBA (Photo credit should read TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images)

Is the U.S. Military Propping Up Uganda’s ‘Elected’ Autocrat?

Ugandan forces have used U.S. aid to fight terrorists. Will they also use it to crush opponents of the president?

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