Johnnie Carson

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 07:09
With less than a month to go before its national elections, Nigeria is awash with serious problems which are not likely to go away soon.
Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 06:13
The historic US-Africa Summit has now passed and it is worth making an early assessment of what it accomplished. Although it will be months before we know whether all the business, security and political commitments that were made are fulfilled, it was by most accounts a success and probably achieved a great deal more than observers expected.
Friday, June 6, 2014 - 08:12
Nigeria's deteriorating security situation is likely to get much worse, unless the government changes its deeply flawed strategy against Boko Haram extremists.
Monday, October 21, 2013 - 09:53
Testimony by Assistant Secretary Jonnie Carson, Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. Department of State, before the Senate Subcommittee on African Affairs.
Friday, September 20, 2013 - 10:05
Assistant Secretary of African Affairs Johnnie Carson's testimony on northern Mali.
Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 09:48
Mali's March 21, 2012, military coup d'etat ended two decades of Malian democracy, resulted in the loss of the northern Mali to extremist groups, and further destabilized an already fragile Sahel region. Mali is now facing four distinct but overlapping challenges - the restoration of democratic governance, political negotiations with northern groups that reject extremism, al Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb's expanded presence in northern Mali, and an ongoing humanitarian crisis. Mali, regional partners, and the international community must respond to each of these challenges simultaneously. Our response to any one of these challenges must not be dependent on the achievement of another.