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September 20, 2023

Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa’s ‘Leaders for Life’

Sub-Saharan Africa is home to many of the world’s longest-ruling heads of state. Pro-democracy advocates have at times successfully stopped presidents from extending their mandates, but the authorita…

A worker throws away campaign posters of President Yoweri Museveni after Uganda’s 2021 election.

September 26, 2023

United States
The Southern Border Poses Terrorism Risks. Homegrown Threats Still Loom Larger.

Immigration and terrorism are indeed linked, but the issue is far more complex than some commentators suggest.

Jose Luis Gonzalez

August 8, 2023

Africa Program
LGBTQ+ Rights in Africa

Panelists discuss the status of LGBTQ+ rights in Africa, along with the opportunities and challenges of U.S. foreign policy and U.S. aid in advancing equality and human rights in the region. 

Play An LGBT activist holds the rainbow flag during a court hearing in the Milimani high Court in Nairobi in Nairobi, Kenya.

October 17, 2023

Central Africa
The Lumumba Plot

A spellbinding work of history that reads like a Cold War spy thriller—about the U.S.-sanctioned plot to assassinate the democratically elected leader of the newly independent Congo.

August 15, 2023

Sub-Saharan Africa
Democracy in Name Only for Africa

Three decades after the fight for multiparty democracy in Africa, many on the continent still face sham elections, restrictions of rights, and few improvements.

A voter casts their ballot for the national election at a polling station in Freetown, Sierra Leone on June 24, 2023.

August 7, 2023

Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa’s Multiple Security Crises

Across the continent, ill-conceived security arrangements are having unintended consequences 

In green military fatigues, junta member Mohamed Toumba attends a demonstration of coup supporters in Niamey, Niger on August 6, 2023.

May 23, 2023

Military Operations
What Is Russia’s Wagner Group Doing in Africa?

Russia’s Wagner Group has intervened in the affairs of several African countries, providing military and security support while expanding Moscow’s influence across the continent.