Pompeo Goes to Russia
Mike Pompeo meets his counterpart in Russia, violence flares as the military and protesters hash out a transitional government in Sudan, and the U.S.-China trade war rumbles on.
Cyclone Idai: Mapping Mozambique’s Catastrophic ‘Inland Ocean’
The historic tropical storm killed hundreds and left an area of more than 800 square miles covered in water.
Zimbabwe Crackdown Saps Hopes of Reform
The violence is a blow to Zimbabweans who hoped for greater freedom of expression in the post-Mugabe era.
‘Where There Has Been Wrongdoing There Will Be Accountability’
South Africa’s president tells Foreign Policy about his plans to tackle corruption, redistribute land, and restore the country’s moral leadership.
Zimbabwe’s Opposition Is Under Attack. It Should Seek a Unity Government Before It’s Too Late.
Zanu-PF has proven time and again that it will resort to violence to stay in power. The MDC Alliance must pursue a coalition deal with President Mnangagwa, or more lives will be lost.
Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Zimbabwe Is Old Wine in a New Bottle
The government’s crackdown proves that the ruling party will hold on to power by any means necessary.
It’s Time for the United States to Push for a Better Zimbabwe
Monday’s election is an opportunity for Washington to come down on the side of accountability and constitutional rule.
Beijing’s Big Brother Tech Needs African Faces
Zimbabwe is signing up for China's surveillance state, but its citizens will pay the price.
Africa’s Attack on Internet Freedom
While Washington turns a blind eye, autocrats across the continent are muzzling their citizens online.
Zimbabwe Needs Genuine Democracy, Not Window Dressing
As the country prepares for the first post-Mugabe elections, the United States and its allies must use all the leverage they have to demand genuine reform.
An Emissary to Tyranny
Serving as a U.S. diplomat in Zimbabwe is tough. Life for African-American diplomats there is even harder.
Mugabe Is a Goner, But His Looting Machine Is Here to Stay
Zimbabwe’s military didn’t topple the regime. It just restored the ruling party’s corrupt old guard to power.
Zimbabwe’s Military Says There’s Nothing to See Here
Robert Mugabe is under house arrest, and the generals are in charge. But the top brass still insist there hasn’t been a coup.
Out of India
A wave of brutal violence against visiting college students is forcing the country to examine its racism problem.
Mugabe and Entourage Live it Up in Cancún While Zimbabwe Suffers
What’s a $1,500-a-day travel allowance for hard-working flunkies?
South Africa’s Zimbabwe Moment
President Jacob Zuma is toying with land expropriation policies that threaten the country's economy — and his own leadership.
The Do’s And Don’t’s of Planning Birthday Parties: Robert Mugabe Edition
Who better to guide your birthday party planning than nonagenarian African autocrats?
How Not to Handle Criticism, Brought to You By Robert Mugabe
The Zimbabwean dictator’s very public, very amusing fallout with a former political ally in South Africa.
Zimbabwe’s Currency Hail Mary
Faced with a crippling cash crisis, the southern African country has designed a solution that nobody thinks will work.
Zimbabwe Kidnaps and Tortures Activists Amid Protests Over Currency Reforms
The specter of hyperinflation is driving demonstrations against Mugabe, and security forces are responding with brutality.