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Africa news and analysis from The Nation
November 29, 2017
‘The Party Continues’: Don’t Expect Big Changes in Southern Africa
Robert Mugabe and Isabel dos Santos might be out, but the region’s ruling parties aren’t going anywhere.
November 28, 2017
A US Immigration Case Offers a Rare Day in Court for Victims of Liberian War Crimes
Gruesome details of Liberia’s civil wars emerge from a Philadelphia courtroom.
November 21, 2017
Robert Mugabe and the Poisonous Legacy of British Colonialism
Britain left behind two evil legacies when Zimbabwe gained independence: the harsh lesson that violence works, and a grotesquely unequal distribution of farmland.
November 17, 2017
The Revolutionary Potential of Journalism in Morocco
Despite free-speech reforms, Moroccan reporters work in a “perpetual state of dread.”
November 1, 2017
America’s Expanding ‘Shadow War’ in Africa
Are we prepared to ignore our own Constitution and shred international law, claiming the right to attack anywhere at will?
Katrina vanden Heuvel
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October 31, 2017
Osama bin Laden’s Plan Worked
He got exactly what he wanted: endless US wars in the Muslim world.
October 25, 2017
US Double Standards in the New Cold War
The mainstream American political-media narrative, which powerfully influences the possibility of war or peace with Russia, is dangerously unbalanced.
Stephen F. Cohen
October 24, 2017
Why Are American Soldiers Fighting and Dying in Niger?
Twenty days after the combat deaths of four US soldiers, there are more questions than answers.
October 24, 2017
Ai Weiwei’s ‘Human Flow’ Eloquently Calls the West to Account for the Refugee Crisis
The walls, fences, and brute force currently used to control this tide are shown to be not only barbaric but futile.
October 10, 2017
8 Reasons Americans Can’t Shake Their Indifference to War
America’s apathy explained.
Andrew J. Bacevich