The US has detained suspects without trial for nearly two decades at Guantanamo Bay, far longer than South Africa’s apartheid state ever detained anyone without trial.
The lease on the only permanent US military base in Africa, Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti is $63M a year. China, building its own facility at the other end of the Gulf of Tadjoura, gets a bargain at $20M
The Jesuit Refugee Service compound in Addis Ababa is a microcosm of the region’s troubles. It hosts refugees from South Sudan, Congo, Uganda, Somalia, Eritrea, Yemen, Burundi, and more