Nick Turse: Violence has stalked the Congo’s far east since at least the nineteenth century, when slave raiders plied their trade here and local mutineers from a Belgian colonial expedition rampaged through the region.
Steve Hochstadt: Although the US was not part of the colonial scramble which divided up Africa in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, American collectors and collections now possess large quantities of the stolen objects.
Robert Koehler: Here in the U.S., we have a military budget pushing a trillion dollars annually, which is a hell of an investment in nonexistence. But we also have a growing peace consciousness that cannot and must not stop until it changes the world.
Jessica Goodheart: A Dodd-Frank rule requires Silicon Valley tech companies and others to reveal whether minerals in their supply chains fund conflicts in Central Africa. Why do some progressives oppose this requirement?
Tania Verafield: For two decades, buildOn has been mobilizing rural communities in some of the economically poorest countries on the planet, such as Haiti, Nepal, and Malawi.
Vijay Prashad: What they want is to make it to Europe, which — since the early days of colonialism — has broadcast itself as the land of milk and honey.
Paul Haeder: He’s an easy mark, really, Trump, and he is not the president of the USA, in any sense of the George W way, if you barely delve into the voter fraud deployed by his conservative, wacko-Zio-Christo henchmen.
In FY 2016, the U.S. admitted 84,995 refugees, but Yemen, the poorest country in the Arab world took in 117,000 new refugees and migrants in 2016, and hosts more than 255,000 refugees from Somalia.
Jaime O’Neill: Unlike all other immigrant groups, black Africans never were required by law to show their papers, to submit to extreme vetting, or any vetting whatsoever.
Vijay Prashad: The Arab Spring did not come full-throated into Algeria largely because of the experience with civic disorder in the 1990s. What has happened to Libya and to Syria further discourages any kind of rebellion
Georgianne Nienaber: As Africa continues to throw off the shackles of European colonialism and emerges as a significant global power, it is remarkable that the African Union is coming together in defense of Rwanda.
Georgianne Nienaber: International media did not broadcast this important and moving ceremony, but camp residents and leaders used the power of still photography and social media to communicate thousands of words that demanded to be heard.
Georgianne Nienaber: As CLA narratives unfolded within one week of President Obama’s cheery phone call to Joseph Kabila, it is worth noting that this was not the first time that Obama treated the world’s worst dictator to kid glove handling.