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Tibor Nagy: Will Ethiopia Finally Achieve Its Potential?
Diplomatic Progress in Somalia
Robert Mugabe and Zimbabwe's new president, Emmerson Mnangagwa
King Mohammed VI, the Next Twenty Years
On July 29th of this year, the twentieth anniversary of the enthronement of King Mohammed VI of Morocco, I published an article focusing on his first twenty ...
How Long Must Eritrea Wait for Change?
Former Ambassador to Zimbabwe on Robert Mugabe
CAA Member and former US Ambassador to Zimbabwe on Robert Mugabe's death: After 25 meetings with Robert Mugabe from 1997 to 2001, I came to know him well and...
Personal Rivalries Overshadow Botswana's Democracy
Political developments in Botswana are attracting unprecedented attention, causing some pundits to fret about the stability of its longstanding democracy. Wh...
U.S. Should Acknowledge Critical Challenges for Ethiopia's Transition
Anyone fishing for a good news story out of Africa recently, and rightly, has celebrated Ethiopia, where dynamic young Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has dramatic...
Sudanese Opposition Needs Stronger International Support
The news out of Sudan, so recently full of fragile hope, is now deeply troubling. For over a week, the Transitional Military Council, or TMC, has been violen...
Nigeria's Elections Do Not a Democracy Make
Zimbabwe's Elections and Political Change in Southern Africa
President Omar al-Bashir Is Out. What Is Next for Sudan?
The people of Sudan have earned the world’s admiration and respect. Their bravery, persistence, unity, and discipline have achieved what for so many years ha...
Africa Needs a New Foreign Policy of Engagement
Zimbabwe is burning. It's time to act
from The Washington Post READ FULL TEXT Ambassador Michelle Gavin Michelle Gavin served as U.S. Ambassador to Botswana from 2011 to 2014. Ambassador Gavin is...
African Leaders Must Act to Stop Electoral Fraud in Congo
As the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo await the results of the Dec. 30 election and brace for possible violence, the U.S. government and its ...
Uganda's Bobi Wine Brings Attention to Museveni's Repressive Politics
Recent events have shone an international spotlight on Uganda, where the government’s treatment of parliamentarian and musician Robert Kyagulanyi, better know...
The United States Should Push for a Genuine Democratic Transition in Zimbabwe
For Zimbabwe’s long-ruling party, the July 30 election was intended to legitimize President Emmerson Mnangagwa, ushering in a new era of global investment in...
Zimbabwe's Upcoming Election is a Political Charade
On July 30, Zimbabweans will vote in their country’s first ever presidential election without former President Robert Mugabe on the ballot. A free, fair, and...
Americans Can Learn from the Struggles and Wins of Rwandan Women
If the hand-wringing of pundits has left you in despair that this country is beyond healing, learn from the women of Rwanda. Most people rightly recall that ...
Africa, ISIS and Ukraine
subscribe on: iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Donald McHenry joins podcast host Ambassador Jim Rosapepe t...