Africa / Blog

Obama’s Africa Strategy: A Review

In an election year dominated by the issue of the economy, it is perhaps unsurprising that the announcement of the Unites States’ most recent Africa Strategy came without much fanfare.

Africa / Blog

Africa's Fiery Heart

It might be hard to fathom a political crisis in somewhere that is often dubbed “The Warm Heart of Africa”; yet recent months have seen just that.

Africa / Blog

Two Sudans Don't Make A Right

After decades of conflict, only the naïve could have thought last year’s independence for South Sudan would have been the end of conflict between the largely Arab Muslim north and the African Christian south.

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Africa in a New World Economy

The new forces at work are truly staggering: millions of people are being lifted out of poverty and economic growth is surging forward in Asia and Latin America. Africa too is in the process of transformation, with a burgeoning middle-class and in many places break-neck GDP growth.

Africa / Blog

Senegal's Election

For many observers and scholars of Africa, Senegal is to the old domains of France what Ghana is to the old British ones: a true example of a peaceful and successful nation. Boasting an unbroken line of elections since 1960 and an army that has never seized power, it is a country that takes pride …