Topic: Alex Thurston
China's foreign minister visited several African countries this week, underscoring China's willingness to do business with countries in ways the US wouldn't consider.
02/17/2011 12:46 pm
The vote of Somalia's transitional parliament to extend its term may damage its international credibility and undermine support in the West.
02/07/2011 11:56 am
Africa Monitor Northern Sudan's protests sparked by Egypt and Tunisia, but will they have the same effect?
Protesters say Khartoum protests are connected to events in Tunisia and Egypt, but South Sudan's imminent secession sets these protests against a dramatically different background.
01/31/2011 03:18 pm
The Sahel region of Africa has seen many hostage crises in recent years, staged by a local branch of Al Qaeda, and hostages' home countries have had to make difficult decisions.
01/27/2011 03:11 pm
Although some results from South Sudan's referendum still need to be made official, Sudanese and international observers are beginning to look ahead to what comes with independence.
01/27/2011 12:35 pm
Members of President Bush’s Africa team have steadily criticized President Obama's administration's approach to Sudan, even as the referendum appears to be unfolding peacefully.
01/24/2011 12:38 pm
The overwhelming vote for independence in South Sudan's referendum could help unify the South Sudanese as they begin the process of nation building.
01/20/2011 01:03 pm
Guest blogger Alex Thurston rounds up information on kidnappings and murders of Americans and Europeans by Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) in Africa's Sahel region.
01/19/2011 11:26 am
New countries borne of partitions and border changes are not common, but will partial autonomy in Somaliland lead to secession now that South Sudan provides an example?
01/12/2011 10:05 am
Although Nigeria's general election isn't until April, gubernatorial elections and an upcoming presidential primary are generating early excitement and sometimes tension.
01/10/2011 03:24 pm