Regions / Africa
Upon replacing George W. Bush as US president, hopes were high that Barack Obama would oversee sweeping change in relation to US military policy. But far from seeing a reversal, such policy has in fact intensified, entirely at the expense of more progressive diplomatic and economically-based approaches.
Barack Obama's grandmother, full of hope, is working for change in west Kenya.
While the debate about sanctions in the case of Zimbabwe is heated, it often misses the point. Both supporters and opponents of sanctions exaggerate their importance and underestimate other policy tools. The reality is that sanctions are neither comprehensive nor targeted.
The Kenyan opposition leader talks about U.S. relations with his country in the age of Obama.
How to judge the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) that ended the second north-south civil war in Sudan, one of the bloodiest and longest on the African continent?
Haiti never had a chance. It had been treated as a standing threat since its revolution in 1804.
The Washington game is getting rougher and uglier.
Africa is getting its first World Cup this year. But not everyone in Cape Town is enthusiastic.
Two former leaders of the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front have alleged in a BBC radio program that the TPLF leadership – which included Meles Zenawi – used millions of dollars earmarked for famine relief in the 1980s to buy weapons and enrich themselves.
The United States is scrambling to make sure that the looming break-up of south and north Sudan in 2011 is as peaceful as possible.