Regions / Africa
A deeper look at what the Westgate attack tells us about al-Shabaab--and how to respond.
In the wake of the horrific Westgate Mall attack, some nationalist Kenyan politicians are calling for reprisals against the country's Somalis--many of whom are native Kenyans.
The Pentagon is increasingly turning to Italy as a launching pad for the wars of today and tomorrow alike.
Over the last decade, thousands of Chinese gold-seekers have streamed into Ghana, falling into conflict with local authorities and rival miners.
Once again, the meaning of “in every crisis there’s an opportunity” may have been twisted.
The United Nations could waive the U.S. obligation to facilitate Bashir’s travel to UN headquarters.
When Kenya invaded Somalia in 2011, it overturned a 48-year-old policy of not involving itself in the armed conflicts of its neighbors—and now innocent Kenyans are paying the price.
The Nairobi Mall attack ripped open wounds still healing from the electoral violence in 2007 and 2008.
The ease with which al Shabaab and other extremist groups handle social media is disconcerting.
To insist that violence is decreasing worldwide demonstrates extreme insensitivity to the victims of violence such as what Nairobi and Peshawar experienced this weekend.