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Is Tanzania the Switzerland of Africa?

John A. Tures | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

The East African country of Tanzania has long been considered an island of stability where chaos appears to reign across the continent, and even its region of East Africa. But emerging concerns will test whether Tanzania can maintain this relative harmony over the next several years.

Is Magufuli the Region's Next Kagame?

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy | Posted 05.15.2016 | World
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

In one of the most contentious elections in Tanzania's post-colonial history, John Pombe Magufuli was elected as the nation's fifth president in October 2015.

Burundi, Politics of Ego and Not Ethnicity?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 05.23.2016 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Ethnicity is a tool rather than the cause for the reappearance of discord in Burundi. As means to rationalize his grab for perpetual office, President Pierre Nkurunziza has reached into the bag of tricks of stoking fear of "the other." That is a zombie from the past that can rise from the dead.

Can Bosnia's Army Save the World?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 02.16.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Soldiers, officers and police that fought against each other two decades earlier are now working together in UN and NATO operations to keep or deliver peace.

Mugabe: From Liberator to Jailer

Jack Healey | Posted 06.25.2011 | World
Jack Healey

On April 18, 2011, the writer Peter Godwin wrote an article for the New York Times about Côte d'Ivoire and South Africa. Reading it awakened in me me...

What Obama Will Do for Africa: A Conversation with Salim Amin

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mayhill Fowler

At the News Xchange international broadcast conference... I talked with Salim Amin, a Kenyan and the founder of A24 Media, Africa's first online agency for video and photography.