If Doraleh port goes the way of Hambantota in Sri Lanka and is ceded to China for non-payment of debt, the United States sprawling Camp Lemonnier could be rendered militarily unviable.
The biggest casualty of the Canada-Saudi Arabia rift is Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s reputation as a reformer.
Stabilizing Libya to stem the flow of migrants to European shores may be the one thing that Rome and Paris can actually agree on.
Madagascar has cobbled together a national unity government, but will it be enough to stabilize the political process and a delicate economic recovery?
US economic and political influence is waning in the Horn of Africa, and that’s bad news for civil society there.
Joseph Kabila has promised new elections, but recent moves regarding the DRC’s mining code suggest he may have other plans.
To reverse his early missteps on Africa, French President Emmanuel Macron should focus on development challenges. Remittance fees would be a good place to start.
Recent polls in Somaliland will go down as a lost chance for greater international recognition.
Washington must look at the bigger picture if it wants to contain terrorism in the Sahel region.
Daesh’s wanton destruction of cultural relics helped fray the national fabric of countries like Syria and Iraq. It’s now up to the international community to help mend them.