Regions / Africa
Islamist militias have defeated Tuaregs struggling to establish a homeland in Mali.
IPS' Foreign Policy In Focus, Friends of the Congo, and Africa Faith & Justice Network held a briefing on the M23 uprising, the involvement of the Rwandan government, and ethnic tensions in Eastern DRC.
South Sudan's first birthday is marked by economic hardship and renewed conflict with Sudan.
IPS' Foreign Policy In Focus hosted two of Liberia's premier civil society leaders for a briefing on extractive industries and land grabs -- and an honest assessment of President Sirleaf.
Arrests and demonstrations in Sudan will coincide with the anniversary of the coup that brought Omar al-Bashir to power.
This article examines a secessionist group located on Kenya's coast that says much about a historical injustice, yet their demands for an independent state should not be met, according to the author.
And what is the relationship of transnational organized crime to state power?
When it comes to decisions that take lives on behalf of the American people, "moral rectitude" is no substitute for transparency in the Obama administration.
Conflict over oil fields is ongoing between Sudan and South Sudan.
Tom Engelhardt reports on the institutionalization of targeting suspected "terrorists" through drone warfare and how this act has evolved under Obama's presidency.