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America’s Empire of African Bases Spreads

America’s Empire of African Bases Spreads

In the shadows of what was once called the “dark continent," a scramble has come and gone. If you heard nothing about it, that was by design. But look hard enough and—north to south, east to west—you’ll find the fruits of that effort: a network of bases, compounds,...

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Obama’s Last Chance in Africa

Obama’s Last Chance in Africa

President Obama needs to unveil a new foreign policy initiative on Africa during his trip to Kenya and Ethiopia or risk going down in history as the worst president for Africa in recent memory. It would be a shame if the first American president of African descent...

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Putting Boko Haram in Context

Putting Boko Haram in Context

This piece is a joint publication of Foreign Policy In Focus and The Nation. It was originally published by Black Agenda Report. The ongoing humanitarian and human rights crisis in Northeastern Nigeria has deteriorated with the recent cross-border military clashes...

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Militarizing the Ebola Crisis

Militarizing the Ebola Crisis

This article is a joint publication of Foreign Policy In Focus and TheNation.com.  Six months into West Africa’s Ebola crisis, the international community is finally heading calls for substantial intervention in the region. On September 16, President Obama announced a...

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