Africa

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, left, poses for a photograph with South Sudan's President Salva Kiir, at Kiir's office in Juba, South Sudan. Adriane Ohanesian/REUTERS

Sudanese Sanctions Lifted

By Javan Latson For much of the nineties Sudan was very much an international pariah. The regime of President Omar Al-Bashir and the National Islamic Front tested the patience of its neighbors and the global…

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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, December 20, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

The Looming Crisis in the Heart of Africa

By Thomas Bell Africa as a continent has a complicated history, but its modern past has been unstable and violent.  African countries, unable to cope with the ethnic, political, and economic constraints imposed by European…


A crowd protests against government corruption outside the parliament of South Africa, Cape Town, South Africa, September 30, 2015.

Corruption in the Rainbow Nation

By James Raubenheimer The idealism, optimism, and hope that spurred from post-apartheid South Africa brought the country ahead and away from its recent dark past. Such a trend can be seen across many countries and…



Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari was elected because of his promise to wipe out Boko Haram. So far he has been unsuccessful. (Credit Getty Images)

Nigeria: An African Giant Divided

By Aalok Joshi On January 17th the Nigerian air force moved forward with operations in the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno, bombing what they thought was a Boko Haram hideout. However, this supposed hideout turned…


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Zimbabwe – A Future Resurrection?

By Jackie Olson About 20 miners a year die from the desperate efforts to find gold within the caverns in Johannesburg, South Africa. Called “Zama Zama” from the Zulu tribal phrase: ‘men who try to…


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Eritrean Exodus

By Javan Latson Nestled along the coast of the Red Sea lies the small, secluded state of Eritrea. Often called the “North Korea” of Africa, few outsiders have ever been to the nation due to…


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Liberia’s Post-Ebola Health Crisis

By Dustin Cai Even though Liberia has been declared Ebola-free since May of 2015 with the last known case to occur in that November, it is no time to relax for Liberia and its healthcare…


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Burundi- The Next Rwanda?

By Adithya Sivakumar         In 1994, the world stood by in shock as a purported 800,000 members of the Rwandan nation were killed in the span of two months as the result of ethnic tensions…


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The Battle for Burundi

By Javan Latson   Twenty-one years ago, the world watched in horror as hundreds of thousands of Rwandans died over the span of about 100 days. This tremendous event showed the world what could happen when…