Regions / Niger
Americans spend $32 million per hour on wars started during the Bush administration.
After a high-profile embarrassment in Niger, the Pentagon is gearing up to deepen its already growing presence in Africa.
When our soldiers kill and die in fruitless wars we don’t know about and can’t end, we’re not a democracy anymore — we’re an empire. And perhaps a fading one at that.
The U.S. military has built an extensive archipelago of African outposts, transforming the continent into a laboratory for a new kind of war.
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.