Civil-Military Relations

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 07:03
Burundian intelligence services have tortured and ill-treated scores of suspected government opponents at their headquarters and in secret locations, Human Rights Watch said today. Police and members of the ruling party’s youth league, the Imbonerakure, have also committed serious abuses, often in collaboration with the intelligence services.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 06:21
Amidst criticism of AFRICOM, some scholars argue that these critiques of AFRICOM gloss over the very real and difficult challenges of formulating a coherent U.S. policy on the African continent.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 06:25
The battle over education here has suddenly turned literal. Violent protests have claimed the lives of at least nine people in little more than a week, littered the roads with the charred remains of cargo trucks, and tapped a deep vein of anger and mistrust toward the government.
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 06:35
The Mexican government held preliminary talks with members of a dissident teachers group that is protesting new education laws by blocking roads in southern Mexico—particularly in its stronghold of Oaxaca state, where eight people were killed Sunday in a confrontation with police.
Friday, June 10, 2016 - 06:34
An agreement to increase the number of visas for Afghan interpreters fell apart in the Senate on Thursday. Lawmakers tried to include in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) a deal to increase the number of visas for Afghans who served as interpreters to U.S. officials and increase Guantánamo Bay restrictions.
Friday, June 10, 2016 - 06:27
A U.S.-backed commission that helps provide justice for victims of human rights abuses in the Americas is in danger of collapse because of a severe cash crunch. Advocates say some donor governments may be happy to see the Washington-based Inter-American Commission on Human Rights falter because it has harshly criticized them.
Friday, June 10, 2016 - 06:27
Public approval in Nigeria and Kenya for their governments’ handling of jihadist violence is low, and citizens have a poor opinion of the security forces that are supposed to protect them, according to a survey-based report released this week by Afrobarometer, a pan-African research network.
Friday, June 10, 2016 - 06:15
Amnesty International said on Friday that Nigeria's army last month killed at least 17 unarmed members of a group calling for secession from Africa's most populous nation, but the military dismissed the allegations as unfounded.
Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 06:11
Current laws are preventing the U.S. military from allocating funding to programs that AFRICOM claims are making great strides against the threat of extremism across Africa.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 06:47
Spokesmen of of a week-long uprising of tens of thousands of small farmers and minorities in Colombia’s countryside called for international protection after three protesters were killed, more than 200 injured and 100 were arrested.