The U.S. military has built an extensive archipelago of African outposts, transforming the continent into a laboratory for a new kind of war.
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Is the conflict in South Sudan the opening salvo in the battle for a continent?
Beset by infighting among militias and rampant arms trafficking, Libya in 2014 is a cautionary tale about the long-term consequences of military intervention.
A studied refusal to pay attention to South Sudan's colonial history helped ignite the current crisis.
In this interview, Peace Corps volunteer Nathan Dieck provides a rare firsthand account of a U.S. counter-terrorism operation in Africa.
Oil companies and the Nigerian military are attempting to maintain control of what will soon be one-quarter of U.S. oil imports.