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Reemergence of the African Rat Pack

Freedom House | Posted 10.05.2014 | World
Freedom House

The reemergence of unconditional solidarity among Africa's incumbent leaders is threatening respect for human rights and good governance throughout the continent.

Botswana's Oversight Essential in Regional Elections

Drew F. Cohen | Posted 04.13.2014 | World
Drew F. Cohen

2013 was a rough year, annus horribilis, for the regional economic bloc of 15 southern African states that collectively make up the Southern African Development Community.

Farmers Get Last Laugh in Zimbabwe

Drew F. Cohen | Posted 02.03.2014 | World
Drew F. Cohen

In the early 2000s, Zimbabwe's liberation president, Robert Mugabe, encouraged bloody takeovers of large commercial white-owned farms as part of his campaign to redistribute the country's fertile industrial agricultural land to previously disenfranchised blacks.

They Go to Die

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 09.30.2012 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

Mr. and Mrs. Mkoko are one of four families in the film They Go to Die -- Mr. Mkoko, who was present at the screening, is the only one of four miners who has survived the hardships resulting from his time in the mines.

Madagascar's New President: The Opposite of Barack Obama

Olivier Kamanda | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Olivier Kamanda

Tuesday, President Marc Ravalomanana resigned after a military coup. That may not sound extraordinary, but the details of this coup and its aftermath are particularly embarrassing:

Weekly Foreign Affairs Roundup

Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka

The Week's Top Stories in Foreign Affairs:Quagmire of the year: Hamas-Israel There is an endless amount of news this week dealing with Israelis and Pa...

Life in a Time of Cholera: Crisis in Zimbabwe

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Arlene M. Roberts

When does denial of health care amount to a human rights violation? Zimbabwe is facing a humanitarian crisis. The cause of the crisis is a political one.

I won't eat while Zimbabwe starves

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kumi Naidoo

On Wednesday, I chose to have my last meal for 21 days. I will only drink water, in solidarity with the people of Zimbabwe, who are being forced to fast involuntarily.