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September 16, 2022

United States
Happy 75th Birthday to the United States Air Force

The United States Air Force marks seventy-five years of service.

A silver Air Force E-3 Sentry plane flies over brown desert.

September 7, 2022

Kenya
What Next for Kenya?

Now affirmed by the Supreme Court, the Ruto administration will have campaign promises put to the test.

A group of supporters of Kenya's President-elect William Ruto hold yellow campaign signs as they celebrate his win being upheld by the Supreme Court.

September 1, 2022

Global
The President's Inbox Episodes by Topic

A comprehensive list of each episode of The President's Inbox organized by topic. 

Resolute desk

August 17, 2022

Kenya
Taking Stock of the Kenyan Election

With a divided electoral commission and legal challenges in the works, Kenya’s presidential election is neither the disaster some feared, nor the unambiguous success hoped for by champions of democra…

Kenya's Deputy President and presidential candidate William Ruto reacts after being declared the winner of Kenya's presidential election.

August 4, 2022

Kenya
Kenya’s Paradoxical Elections

Kenya’s next president will have to win more than just votes to gain legitimacy.

A shop owner hold bags depicting presidential candidates Raila Odinga and William Ruto.

June 29, 2022

Immigration and Migration
Uproar Over Britain’s Rwanda Asylum Plan Overlooks Nagging Issues in Illegal Migration

Support for immigration in the West must be balanced with concern about governance in African countries. 

Britain's Home Secretary, Priti Patel, gestures with a confused look to government officials.

June 14, 2022

United States
Happy Birthday to the U.S. Army!

The U.S. Army turns 247 years old today.  

Two soldiers hold a U.S. flag behind a soldier administering an oath to another solider on a beach.

May 27, 2022

International Law
The United States and the International Justice Enterprise

The United States has been all but a willing and eager participant in the modern transnational justice project. As atrocities mount in Ukraine, a bipartisan cohort of senators thinks there is a chanc…

The Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded in Armies in the Field, signed in 1864, is pictured at the Red Cross Museum in Geneva July 31, 2009. This Convention lays down the bases of international humanitarian laws and is at the origin of the present Geneva Conventions signed on August 12 1949. The Geneva Conventions have been acceded to by 194 States and enjoy universal acceptance.

March 14, 2022

Nigeria
Mummy G.O.: Nigeria’s Much-Derided Pentecostal Preacher Enunciates a Powerful Social Critique

Within the space of a few months, fifty-five-year-old evangelist Olufunmilayo Adebayo, popularly known as Mummy G.O., has gone from the relative obscurity of downscale Iyana-Ipaja, Lagos, to the most discussed subject in contemporary Nigerian Pentecostalism. The target of a blizzard of savage internet memes and unrelenting mockery, the founder and leader of the self-styled Rapture Proclaimer Evangelical Church of God (RAPEC) has been getting all the attention in a context where the leading—and mostly male—clerical figures dominate the news as a matter of course.

Worshippers attending mass wear face masks and sit in individual chairs six feet away from each other.