Africa

Africa is the second largest and second most populated continent in the world. Africa has been labled the cradle of humankind and the richest continent in terms of natural resources.

Struggling to Contain Ebola

Struggling to Contain Ebola

Tara Culp-Ressler: The World Health Organization estimates that it needs about $600 million in additional donations to fight the deadly virus in West Africa — an international response that’s four times what it currently is.

Punishing Africa for Buying Our Exports

Homophobia in Africa

Tina Dupuy: Historically this is what the U.S. has given to the world: our odd balance of piety and profit; religion turning a blind eye to lucrative vice and enterprise tipping a hat to spiritual mores (when it’s good for business).

Mandela

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Mandela Legacy — He got the ‘moral victory'; we took the spoils: gold and diamonds; cheap labor; land to die for, to kill for.

Mandela: Africa Without Him

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John Peeler: He might have died in prison, tortured, broken, disappeared. And yet we can scarcely conceive how his country, his continent, the world would have been different without him. That is the measure of his greatness.

Face on Blanket Tells Congo’s Woeful Tale

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Georgianne Nienaber: The face is the remnant of a person alive before Congo Army gunships blew up her village by mistake in their relentless pursuit of rebel forces. The woman’s soul is elsewhere, but her face offers silent testimony to atrocity.

Libya Report Card: Blood and Oil

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Vijay Prashad: The new violence in Libya runs parallel to the new crowds in Tahrir Square. They are not happy with the first flush of what their rebellion produced. They are at it again. Not in five-star hotels but in their hovels.

Obama at Robben Island

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Vijay Prashad: Obama, who had been there before, wanted his daughters to see the prison and to be as “humbled” as himself by Mandela’s vigil for freedom.

A Moment of Truth from Leon Panetta

CIA Director Leon Panetta

JP Sotille: Team Obama’s often-overlooked expansion of the War on Terrorism—in Yemen and Somalia, into Uganda, Kenya, Libya and various points around Africa—is actually inciting a response. Apparently, some people don’t like US troops, drones, advisers and weapons popping up in their backyard.

Let Congo Sort Itself Out

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eorgianne Nienaber: The worst thing the international community can do is to “help them” by propping up Congo’s dysfunctional and incompetent government.

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