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Africa news and analysis from The Nation
March 8, 2018
A New Generation of Women Is Coming to Power
From New Zealand to Namibia, they’re building a more humane society.
March 5, 2018
‘Its Painful to Experience Your Own Defeat’
Tahrir Square, seven years on.
February 27, 2018
For South Africa’s New President, ‘Black Economic Empowerment’ Is All About Personal Enrichment
A courageous labor leader during the anti-apartheid struggle, Cyril Ramaphosa is now the face of neoliberal extractivism and worker exploitation.
February 16, 2018
Is Kenya Sliding Toward Dictatorship?
Like Daniel arap Moi in 1982, Uhuru Kenyatta has embarked on a course of action that threatens hard-won democratic gains.
February 8, 2018
The Pentagon Sent $500 Million Abroad for International Drug Wars. What Happened Next Is a Mystery.
A report by the Defense Department’s inspector general raises questions about a combatant command with a history of scandals.
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January 31, 2018
A Conversation With Richard Falk, Part 2
On Israel, Palestine, and his work as a UN special rapporteur.
January 22, 2018
Donald Trump Is the Great White Hunter
Sometimes you have to cull what you love.
Patricia J. Williams
January 16, 2018
Will Our Endless Wars Fuel the Next Populist Revolt?
The lives lost and money wasted are real. The only question is who has the courage to state that the emperor has no clothes.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
January 4, 2018
A New Map Shows the Alarming Spread of the US War on Terror
American counterterrorism forces are in far, far more countries than you realize.
December 19, 2017
There’s One Way That Donald Trump Is No Different From Obama
New president, same old American wars.