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Africa news and analysis from The Nation
May 1, 2019
Why South Africans Are Talking About Land Expropriation
A quarter-century after apartheid’s end, cities are overcrowded, and black citizens own a tiny fraction of their country’s farmland.
April 26, 2019
Sudan’s Unfinished Revolution: The Dictator Is Gone, but the Fight Continues
“We held each other and cried. Everyone around us was crying and chanting.”
April 22, 2019
The US Military is Blackballing Journalists
After years of critical coverage, the US Africa Command axed investigative reporter Nick Turse and
from its daily media review.
April 22, 2019
It’s Time to Pay Our Climate Debt to Countries Like Mozambique
As a start, the US and other Western countries must help rebuild the vast areas destroyed by Cyclone Idai.
April 17, 2019
What Have We Learned, 25 Years After the Rwandan Genocide?
The international system is still structured to protect perpetrators. It’s time we adopt a prevention-focused policy.
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March 28, 2019
Algeria’s Joyful Revolution
The most striking feature of today’s uprising is that the gigantic rallies are peaceful and socially mixed, with men and women, old and young, taking part—and adamant in their resolve to get rid of the regime.
March 21, 2019
Who’s Afraid of the International Criminal Court?
Mike Pompeo’s diplomatic sanctions against war-crimes investigators are consistent with Trump’s “America first” worldview.
March 20, 2019
Death From Above: US Air Strikes in Somalia Could Constitute ‘War Crimes’
An Amnesty International report confirms that US strikes are killing civilians.
March 14, 2019
Uganda’s Young Climate Activists Are Going on Strike
And they’re bringing a message: though Africa contributes the least to fossil-fuel emissions, it is one of the most vulnerable continents.
March 5, 2019
Progressives Are Starting to Define a New Realism for Our National-Security Strategy
The weakest response of Democrats to Trump would be to defend the old foreign-policy consensus.
Katrina vanden Heuvel