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.
Georgianne Nienaber: Even those of us who are not genocide survivors walk away from the memorials with images seared into our minds that can never be erased. And they should remain; prompting us to bear witness.
Janet Phelan: Basson was known to be working on developing a blacks-only bioweapon, work which may have come to fruition.
By embarking on a journey of self-discovery and survival, Chapman explores what Africa really has to offer, and in the process, discovers surprising and unexpected relationships between people and places.
Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn: Surrounded by faces like mine, I connected not with my long-ago ancestors, but with my American home.
Rev. Peter Laarman: Our shared history with Liberia ought to make it possible for us to be more strategically helpful in the Ebola crisis rather than pretend that Liberia is a place we know nothing about.
Tara Culp-Ressler: There hasn’t been a new Ebola case since the end of August, which, according to the CDC, suggests “the Ebola outbreak in Nigeria might be contained.”
Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus and Mark Tomlinson: Each year, 40,000 American children are born with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. The costs of caring for them are staggering.