Regions / Africa
Human Rights Day is an ideal time to acknowledge that what is presented as a pure human rights project is, for oppressed peoples, actually sullied by politics.
It’s time for the United States to examine how its own foreign policy promotes genocide, and take the actions necessary to curb it.
How Nelson Mandela and ordinary citizens from all over the world strong-armed corporations, changed U.S. foreign policy, and ended apartheid in South Africa.
A tribute to Nelson Mandela from San Francisco's East Bay, birthplace of the U.S. anti-apartheid movement.
The Seleka militia in the Central African Republic seem to be following the Rwanda model for genocide.
Drones are a growth industry with, aside from the U.S., states such as Israel, Britain, Sweden, Iran, Russia, China, Saudi Arabia, and even Lebanon in possession of the more lethal varieties.
With support from Moscow, Washington, and the former imperial capitals no longer assured, armed groups in Africa now compete for riches in diamond mines, gold pits, oil wells, and rare earth deposits.
Somalia's power-sharing system has failed.
Given the roots of the ongoing conflict in North Kivu, military victory amounts to exchanging one group of exploiters for another.
Tunisia’s former first lady Leila Trabelsi and Cameroon’s present, Chantal Biya, have strikingly similar profiles.