Raising Voices Against Trump

January 23, 2018

Donald Trump’s first anniversary in office has been marked by numerous problems, from a government shutdown to accusations of racism. During a meeting on immigration at the Oval Office on January 11, President Donald Trump degraded poor countries in Africa, along with Haiti and El Salvador,...

Morocco Is Giving South Africa a Run for Its Money

January 08, 2018

What made 15 African Union members vote against Morocco’s admission? Nearing the one-year anniversary of Morocco’s admission into the African Union (AU), further interpretations can be made concerning the implications of the AU’s majority 39-15 vote. Following Morocco’s historic...

Africa This Month: ICC Gets New Lease of Life

February 28, 2017

In the face of neglected crises, the ICC’s resurgence is a welcome boost to the fight against impunity. Not unlike any other part of the world, Africa has not always had positive experiences with outsiders. The slave trade and colonization left an indelible scar. The ghost of King Leopold II...

Africa This Month: Mozambique’s Tuna Bonds Foreshadow African Debt Crisis

January 31, 2017

Even as Africa democratizes and strengthens the African Union, it faces a period of slow economic growth and rising debts that could lead to a crisis. In 2016, the authors began the momentous journey of narrating the oft ignored story of Africa. Our readers responded most positively and asked...