Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 06:38
The U.S.'s primary interests in Central Asia are making sure the region doesn't become a terrorist sanctuary and protecting it from Russian influence, a senior State Department official has testified. The statement suggests a shift in Washington (rhetorically, at least) toward a Central Asia policy oriented toward security and away from political reforms and human rights.
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.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 05:55
Nigeria's military is currently in a state of distress. In order to tackle threats from Boko Haram and the Niger Delta Avengers, President Buhari and his government must undertake several key reforms to repair the military and its image.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 06:24
Amid three major terrorist attacks on Tunisia in 14 months, the United States in 2016 has tripled its military and security aid to the country. But it is essential to complement security aid with consistent, patient and smart help that supports Tunisian reformers — both in the government and civil society — who are working to build the political, social and economic inclusiveness that is the only basis for long-term stability.
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 11:45

The House Committee on Foreign Affairs will hold a hearing to discuss the U.S.'s role in maintaining stability and security in fostering Democratic growth in Tunisia. Witnesses from USAID and the State Department will testify. 

Friday, May 13, 2016 - 09:09

This hearing in the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations will discuss how the U.S. can foster the growth of democracy in Africa. Wtnesses will testify from the Department of State, USAID, and several non profit organizations. 

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 06:37
Ugandan authorities blocked social media sites including Twitter, Facebook and Whatsapp on Thursday as President Yoweri Museveni was sworn in after a disputed re-election that led to a crackdown on dissent.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 07:21
Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema has won re-election, securing 93.7 percent of votes cast in an April 24 poll to extend his 37-year rule over the Central African oil producer, a government statement said on Thursday.
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 07:13
The actions of President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) make clear his intention to stay in power beyond his second term. But with the people set against it, and a strong and unambiguous two-term limit in the constitution, his ambitions are leading his country to a dangerous impasse.
Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 06:27
Following months of political gridlock over stalled reforms and accusations of corruption, Ukraine’s parliament approved Thursday a new government led by a close ally of President Petro Poroshenko.