Regions / Africa

As the Democratic presidential primary campaign limps on, and the cacophony of focus-grouped sound bites strikes a fevered pitch, the candidates are making surprisingly little noise about Darfur.
A common flaw in U.S. foreign policy is the politicization of foreign assistance. Whether Republican or Democratic, U.S. administrations allow narrowly defined "national interests" - instead of needs, priorities, and realities in a given country - to dictate foreign assistance. And Rwanda is an excellent case in point.

Militarizing Africa (Again)

With the new Africa Command, the United States is increasing its military footprint on an energy-rich continent.

What Does Africa Owe?

A closer look at this administration's record on debt should begin with the question often posed by Africa-based civil society groups: who owes whom?

Super Bowl of Shame

Instead of splurging on sponsoring the Super Bowl halftime show, Bridgestone Firestone should start paying its Liberian rubber workers a living wage.
With his preference for diplomacy over militarism, we must neither be naïve about Barack Obama's limitations nor cynical about his potential.
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