A studied refusal to pay attention to South Sudan's colonial history helped ignite the current crisis.
Regions / Djibouti
Africa is front and center now for the Pentagon.
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.
AFRICOM morphs from aid and diplomacy to militarizing U.S. foreign policy in the region.