Africa’s Long Road to Democracy

July 18, 2019

The violation of human rights across the African continent began as a struggle for self-rule in the mid-20th century. Except for Liberia, which European countries assumed was an American colony, and Ethiopia, which was never colonized due to Haile Selassie’s resistance to Italian invasion,...

Robert Mugabe’s Long Goodbye

November 23, 2017

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe steps down after 37 years in power as the world's oldest leader. There is jubilation on the streets of Zimbabwe that the country has not seen since its 1979 victory in the War of Liberation. People are celebrating a different kind of deliverance, that from 37...

Africa This Month: Nuclear Power Program Out, Malaria Vaccine In

April 30, 2017

Despite economic shocks and political turmoil, the jettisoning of a shady nuclear deal and the launch of a malaria vaccine are great news for Africa. In the March edition of Africa This Month, the authors warned about the risk of famine in parts of the continent. This month, the Famine Early...