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Africa news and analysis from The Nation
April 27, 2017
Secret US Military Documents Reveal a Constellation of American Military Bases Across Africa
Newly disclosed numbers contradict more than a decade’s worth of dissembling by US Africa Command.
April 26, 2017
Mounting Incitements to War With Russia
Villainizing the Kremlin—without much evidence—for crises from Washington and Europe to Syria, Ukraine, and Afghanistan is increasing the possibility of a US-Russian war.
Stephen F. Cohen
April 25, 2017
Where Is the Elizabeth Warren of Foreign Policy?
A challenge to the failed doctrines of the Democratic foreign-policy establishment is long overdue.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
April 20, 2017
The World Hasn’t Had This Many People Dying of Starvation and Disease Since World War II
And the United States is complicit in their death.
Michael T. Klare
March 24, 2017
Famine Could Kill 20 Million in Africa and Yemen—Why the Deafening Silence?
As with the threat to kick 24 million off health care here, unchecked power is bringing humanity to a grave crisis.
February 9, 2017
6 Years, 8 Countries: A Refugee Couple’s Harrowing Search for Safety
Daniel and Kedijah’s story reveals everything wrong with the response by wealthy nations to record-high global displacement.
Caitlin L. Chandler
February 9, 2017
In a World of Closed Borders, Deciding Who Deserves Asylum
At Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, workers face few humane options.
February 8, 2017
Steve Bannon Wants To Start World War III
His 2009 film,
, shows a hellishly bleak vision of our past, present, and future, driven by a magical belief in historical determinism.
Micah L. Sifry
January 5, 2017
American Special Operations Forces Are Deployed to 70 Percent of the World’s Countries
Will Obama’s legacy as Commander-in-Chief continue under Trump?
December 19, 2016
Declassified: The Military’s Border-Busting Operations in Africa
Officials say military operations in Africa are only about assisting partner nations. That’s not true.