The disputed 2017 elections intensified tensions between Kenya’s civil society and its political institutions, and new activists were empowered to keep their leaders in check.
Based on the data, policymakers and practitioners need to ask hard questions about whether the terrorist threat justifies a continuing U.S. military buildup in Africa.
Given rising defense spending across Africa and concerns about Islamist extremism in some countries, Russia sees the continent as an area of opportunity for growth.
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace hosted a two-day meeting of its Rising Democracies Network in Johannesburg, South Africa.
President Kovind’s visit to Djibouti and Ethiopia suggests India is finally waking up to the geopolitical significance of the Horn of Africa.
This is a critical time for Kenya. The court’s historic decision means the world will be watching this race even more closely, and international election monitors must as well.
Governments are increasingly taking steps to shrink civil space and restrict the operations of civil society organizations. Both local operators and international actors must consider a response.
Corruption is not so much a problem for governments as it is an approach to government, one chosen by far too many rulers today.
The oil industry has been entangled in serious corruption controversies. In response, the U.S. government has shown leadership over the past decade in helping bring more transparency to the sector.
A new, creative activism is sweeping through Uganda and challenging the old-style, conformist, traditional forms of organizing.