Despite the possibility for real democratic change, Zimbabwe’s July election has elevated another despot in Mugabe’s mold.
Corruption in Nigeria runs from the jaw-dropping, to the mundane. However, the practice is more complicated and far-reaching than the familiar headlines suggest.
The Wagner Group’s activity in the Central African Republic reveals how Russia has grown its influence in Africa, even in regions where Western countries traditionally have wielded considerable influence.
International engagement will be critical to the success of Nigeria’s February elections, but its international partners—in particular the United States—appear less engaged than they were four years ago.
The State Department and USAID can pursue an array of internal and external initiatives to combat corruption globally, especially in countries that have faced recent political transitions.
Public anger at corruption has become perhaps the most powerful driver of political change around the world.
Corruption is the single greatest obstacle preventing Nigeria from achieving its enormous potential.
In Nigeria, shifting alliances might indicate the construction of strong opposition coalitions, but the ever-changing political field may present challenges for building good governance.
Trump’s behavior has not wholly damaged U.S. credibility — yet. But over time, his unilateral volatility threatens to become the dominant narrative about the U.S., eclipsing past values and leadership.
Burkina Faso’s citizens stepped in to stop former president Blaise Compaoré from tightening his hold on power, even as several other African countries are discarding constitutional safeguards.