Africa

An unarmed Trident II D5 missile is test-launched

US Arms Dealing Is Out of Control US Arms Dealing Is Out of Control

What will it take to rein in Washington’s arms-sales addiction?

Nov 23, 2022 / William D. Hartung

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks at the UNFCCC COP27 climate conference on November 11, 2022 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

Rich, Polluting Nations Must Pay Up Rich, Polluting Nations Must Pay Up

As a bare minimum, a windfall tax on the combined profits of the largest oil and gas companies needs to be enacted.

Nov 15, 2022 / Various Contributors

Debt and Inequality Will Be Key Issues at the UN’s Next Climate Conference

Debt and Inequality Will Be Key Issues at the UN’s Next Climate Conference Debt and Inequality Will Be Key Issues at the UN’s Next Climate Conference

At COP27, activists will be focused on all the ways developed nations have made it harder for developing nations to survive the climate crisis.

Nov 3, 2022 / Editorial / Tina Gerhardt

Why Does the Democratic Republic of the Congo Keep Arresting Journalists?

Why Does the Democratic Republic of the Congo Keep Arresting Journalists? Why Does the Democratic Republic of the Congo Keep Arresting Journalists?

What happened to Steve Wembi?

Oct 28, 2022 / Nicolas Niarchos

US Special Forces in Africa

What’s the US Military Doing in Africa? What’s the US Military Doing in Africa?

If it were up to the Pentagon, we’d never find out.

Oct 26, 2022 / Nick Turse

Soldiers patrol Goma, a town in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. It was attacked by M23 rebels in clashes with the Congolese army.

Is the West’s Romance With Paul Kagame Finally Ending? Is the West’s Romance With Paul Kagame Finally Ending?

The crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has worsened, and Rwanda’s government is largely to blame.

Oct 14, 2022 / James North

A newspaper in Nairobi announces deputy president William Ruto as the new president of Kenya.

The Kenyan Kakistocracy The Kenyan Kakistocracy

What are we supposed to do when the electoral system consistently yields terrible candidates?

Aug 17, 2022 / Nanjala Nyabola

Two reporters looking at the camera

Free Jeef Kazadi! Free Jeef Kazadi!

We call on the Democratic Republic of Congo to immediately release a detained journalist.

Aug 2, 2022 / D.D. Guttenplan for The Nation

Edafe Okporo’s Manifesto for the Migrant

Edafe Okporo’s Manifesto for the Migrant Edafe Okporo’s Manifesto for the Migrant

A conversation with the activist and writer about his new book Asylum and the intersections of oppression that face LGBTQ migrants and refugees. 

Jul 18, 2022 / Books & the Arts / John Washington

Monkeypox Is Not a Gay Disease

Monkeypox Is Not a Gay Disease Monkeypox Is Not a Gay Disease

But it has arrived in our community—and our decades of experience dealing with HIV give us the chance to get things right from the outset.

Jun 2, 2022 / Editorial / Gregg Gonsalves

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