A Big Fight Over Size Of Elephant Kill In Botswana: Too Important To Be Just A Numbers Game

Botswana’s “shoot-to-kill” approach toward poachers turned out to be as contentious as it was effective.

Africa Has Seen Big Democratic Progress, But Level Of Civil Liberties Has Fallen Every Year For A Decade Now

In Gambia an entrenched autocrat was forced from power. In Ghana, a sitting president lost an election for the first time, but…

America’s Humiliation Of African Union Chief Faki Should Push Continent’s Regional Powers Into New Action

The snub signals the return of the US/Africa policy that held sway from 1960 to 2001 when the continent was on the back burner in Washington.

Gambia Crisis: Why Is West Africa Eager To Intervene, But Other Regional Groups Are Soft On Rogue Leaders?

Unlike other regions of Africa, there’s a growing body of former opposition leaders in power in ECOWAS, including Nigeria’s Buhari, Liberia’s Sirleaf and Senegal’s Sall. They know the pain