With support from Moscow, Washington, and the former imperial capitals no longer assured, armed groups in Africa now compete for riches in diamond mines, gold pits, oil wells, and rare earth deposits.
Posts Tagged: Charles Taylor
This long-awaited verdict against the former Liberian strongman brings some measure of justice to a region ripped apart by brutality, greed, and proxy wars.
Emira Woods, an Institute for Policy Studies expert originally from Liberia, comments on Taylor's conviction.
Tajudeen Abdulraheem explains President Bush's Africa trip itinerary.
Fueled by media images of carnage and desperation, a debate has been begun regarding a possible U.S. role in Liberia, but so far it has been all troops or no troops, without adequate attention to the big picture.