We can't fully address the young country's failures with more peacekeepers or a power-sharing deal. Here's why Washington should launch a joint venture with Juba.
The West African country has been divided by northern rebels with ties to an al-Qaeda offshoot. Is this a moment for the U.S. to step up?
Ten years into the continent's quiet revolution, lessons for the developing world
Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade's outdated model of governance isn't working for his country.
Since its unification by the British, the oil-rich African country has endured one crisis after another.
For decades, he cultivated the idea that Africa is a unified block, in the process helping to entrench the continent's aging leaders and their worst practices
Newly elected Zambian President Michael Sata is bringing populism and technocratic management to a part of the world that rarely sees either but badly needs both
From corruption to sectarian division to terrorism, Africa's most populous country (and one of its most oil-rich) could find itself spiraling out of control
Sudan has been successfully split into two independent countries. Here's why more African nations should divide, secede, splinter, or otherwise scramble the old colonial borders.
How personal experience, domestic politics, and cautious foreign policy led him to a defensive, vague, and ultimately wise approach to his father's continent
Francophone African nations are shifting their cultural allegiance from their old colonial master to America, a process that will change both Africa and the West