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Can new US envoy help end the war in Sudan?
Africa

Can new US envoy help end the war in Sudan?

The conflict there that began one year ago has created one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises, with no end in sight

What Washington got wrong about Niger and Russia
Africa

What Washington got wrong about Niger and Russia

The ruling junta recently called on American troops to leave the country after a meeting where US officials warned against partnering with Moscow

Why the Nigerien junta wants to kick US troops out
Africa

Why the Nigerien junta wants to kick US troops out

While Washington’s policy has been rudderless since last year’s coup, an American exit might not be a bad thing

US inks deal to build up to 5 bases in Somalia
Africa

US inks deal to build up to 5 bases in Somalia

This isn't necessarily about security but about an increasing influence game in the region

West Africa continues slide toward instability
Africa

West Africa continues slide toward instability

Washington has too easily embraced a surface-level status quo in the region

Amid election outrage, Senegal struggling not to succumb to 'coup belt'
Africa

Amid election outrage, Senegal struggling not to succumb to 'coup belt'

The country's president is yet another African leader accused of clinging to power, perhaps at all costs