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Lawrence Jackson

From its beginnings, the firm used African politics as a testing ground for influencing the behavior of the voting public. more

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The mythical African nation in ‘Black Panther’ is allowed to thrive on its own terms—offering a fascinating and rooted alternative to existing Western notions of nation-building. more

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Mugabe’s demise brought renewed optimism to a country ravaged by decades of tyranny and economic mismanagement. more

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Gerry Simpson

The government is telling asylum seekers, “Go back and die in Nigeria.” The U.S. needs to pressure Cameroon to stop mass deportation. more

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Trump dug himself into a hole by saying how great he is at consoling families of fallen soldiers. That claim has been disproved after Trump told the widow of a fallen soldier, “He knew what he signed up for”. more

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It looks like Trump has finally found an area where he beats Obama, hands down. more

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A Syrian refugee describes the challenges he faces stuck in Finnish immigration. more

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Who is behind the most recent chaos? more

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President Obama’s recent Africa tour could be of great significance. more

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Few events bring together the entire world in collective celebration. Feb. 11, 1990, was such a day, when Nelson Mandela walked out of prison after 27 years of incarceration. more

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The Ebola crisis has revealed severe deficiencies in how the American health care system works, experts say. more

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After word of Nelson Mandela's death was announced, my son and nephew both called just to check on me. more

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By Brian Gilmore This week we celebrate the life and courage of Nelson Mandela. But let's also pause to remember and salute all of the many men and women, right here in the United States, who fought against apartheid in South Africa. Let... more

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With Nelson Mandela's illness and President Obama's recent South Africa visit, it is a good time to assess the impact of Mahatma Gandhi on the South African icon."As he toured Robben Island [where Mandela was imprisoned] with his family, Obama wa... more

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2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee has overcome tremendous adversity. more

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President Obama's decision to wage war on Libya is unconstitutional, naive and hypocritical. more

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Our founders would be appalled that a President of the United States could launch the country into an armed conflict half a world away without a formal declaration of war by Congress, much less barely any discussion of it by the House or by... more

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The regime of 87-year-old strongman Robert Mugabe has sought to pre-empt the types of protests that have shaken autocrats in North Africa and the Middle East. Yet, a constellation of internal and external events may finally bring an end to ... more

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From Tunisia and Egypt, the "bug" of democratic aspiration has now spread to Bahrain and Libya. In each country, events are being played out quite differently. more

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“I look forward to more freedom from January onward,” Carter said, noting that the Bush Administration has classified more secrets than any other in U.S history more

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