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A Devil’s Bargain in Somalia?

Like the Israelites after the fall of the first Temple (recorded in the book of Lamentations), Somalia’s people suffer innumerable woes. With residents fleeing in the hundreds of thousands, their Jerusalem lies deserted... READ MORE

Economic and Human Rights Disintegration in Zimbabwe

In Zimbabwe, hyperinflation has reached levels beyond control and the road to recovery seems unclear. Reports of secret human rights abuses and extreme political opposition harassment continue to surface, lengthening the list of... READ MORE

US Military Strikes Again in Somalia

In early June, the United States intervened militarily in Somalia for the third time this year, striking a group of alleged terrorists with cruise missiles. The men targeted had come ashore in northern... READ MORE

AFRICOM: New Head but Still no Home

“I wouldn’t say we see eye to eye on every issue.”  That was the very diplomatic way that Ryan Henry, principal deputy under-secretary of defense for policy, described recent meetings with African countries... READ MORE

Learn More about US Militarism

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Africa Questionnaire Sent to Candidates

The 2008 Presidential Campaign heated up even before the warm summer of 2007.  There is much talk about money these days and who is leading whom in that category.  Presidential Forums are all... READ MORE

Africa Questionnaire Sent to Candidates

The 2008 Presidential Campaign heated up even before the warm summer of 2007.  There is much talk about money these days and who is leading whom in that category.  Presidential Forums are all... READ MORE

Update on the Somalia Situation

The military and humanitarian situation in Somalia worsened over the weekend, primarily due to the actions of the Union of Islamic Courts. Reconciliation now seems even more unlikely. But is there hope? The... READ MORE

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