For the African Union (AU) Commission, the election earlier this month of South Africa’s Home Affairs minister, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, as chair offers a chance to address issues that have hindered the organization’s image and its impact on the continent.
The new leader should provide leadership in pressing the organization to respond more effectively to the…
It was recently discovered that as many as 1,000 people in Duekoue, Cote d’Ivoire, were killed between March 27–29. It is unclear who is responsible for the killings. The U.N. claims that forces loyal to former President Laurent Gbagbo—who lost the recent election but has refused to leave office, sparking the current conflict—are responsible. However, the area where…
For weeks, the winner of Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election, Alassane Ouattara, has barricaded himself in a hotel. Meanwhile, Ouattara’s opponent, incumbent Laurent Gbagbo, clings to office despite demands from the African Union and other governments to relinquish power.
The United States has emphasized that this crisis is an African issue and that it is the…
Early this morning, former president of Côte D’Ivoire Laurent Gbagbo was finally forced out of power. Seeking refuge in...…
Abidjan, the capital of Côte d’Ivoire, is a war zone. Security forces loyal to former president Laurent Gbagbo are...…
Achieving stable and mature democracy in sub-Saharan Africa remains a work in progress, as illustrated by the November...…
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A centennial from the beginning of World War I is a grim reminder of just how important U.S. leadership in the world is. The — Read more
In this book, Haroon K. Ullah analyzes the origins, ideologies, bases of support, and electoral successes of the largest and most influential Islamic parties in — Read more
Every election, as presidential hopefuls jockey for the Republican nomination, each one claims to be a “Reagan conservative.” But are these candidates truly carrying — Read more
In October 1986, Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev met for a forty-eight-hour summit in Reykjavik, Iceland. Originally intended as a short, inconsequential gathering to — Read more
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