Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 07:02
The U.S., which is Ethiopia’s largest provider of foreign aid, considers it a strategic partner in counterterrorism efforts, but critics suggest the country's repressive measures could breed homegrown terrorism.
Monday, November 2, 2015 - 06:43
U.S. President Barack Obama says he plans to remove Burundi from a U.S. trade preference program because of a worsening crackdown on the political opposition there, after Burundi's president took a controversial third term in office.
Friday, October 30, 2015 - 06:29
Civil military relations and the upholding of constitutional requirements are key dimensions of the leadership required for advancing security in Africa.
Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 06:41
The U.S. says it is "gravely alarmed" by the scrapping of Zanzibar's tightly contested presidential and parliamentary elections.
Friday, October 23, 2015 - 05:16
A Congo Republic opposition leader said late on Thursday that forces from leader Denis Sassou Nguesso's presidential guard were surrounding his house, detaining him and three allies opposed to a vote on extending term limits.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 06:31
Not long ago, Burundi’s army was considered the greatest success of the 2000 Arusha peace accords, which brought a gradual end to a civil war that began in 1993. Today, the army is nearing its breaking point.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 05:00
A central pillar of the peace accords that ended a civil war in Burundi a decade ago – integrating former Hutu rebels into the Tutsi-dominated army to create a more ethnically balanced force – is looking distinctly wobbly.
Friday, October 9, 2015 - 08:43
The United States notes with concern the decision by Republic of Congo President Denis Sassou N’Guesso to hold a referendum on a new constitution that would overcome existing term limits and permit him to run again for president after the end of his term in 2016.
Friday, October 9, 2015 - 06:34
Rwanda's high court ruled Thursday in favor of a drive to change the constitution so that President Paul Kagame can run for a third term. Critics say African leaders are too ready to dismantle checks on their powers.
Friday, October 9, 2015 - 06:26
Kenya and foreign donors are pouring substantial funds into the country’s counter-terrorism campaigns, but these efforts can only succeed if funds are managed effectively.