Francis Njubi Nesbitt

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Obama’s Last Chance in Africa

If he wants to save his legacy on Africa, Barack Obama will have to be more than a shill for U.S. security firms and corporations.

The People’s Sanctions

How Nelson Mandela and ordinary citizens from all over the world strong-armed corporations, changed U.S. foreign policy, and ended apartheid in South Africa.

When America Met Mandela

Mandela's first visit to the U.S. in 1990s revealed how much America had yet to learn about the anti-apartheid leader who had captured the nation's imagination.

UK Takes the Lead in Somalia

The international community should accept that a centralized state structure cannot be reconstituted within the borders of what used to be Somalia.

Principled Intervention in Africa

The recent ICC indictment of four Kenyans represents a model for international involvement in conflict resolution in Africa.

Nigeria’s Perfect Storm

Nigeria is facing a perfect storm of crises including a national strike, widespread protests, and sectarian violence in the north.

America vs China in Africa

By clinging to a paternalistic attitude and an antiquated Washington Consensus, the United States has opened up space for a broad Chinese role in Africa.