Topic: Alex Thurston
President Blaise Compaoré, who has held power since a 1987 coup, is likely to win reelection – and solidify his regional influence.
11/23/2010 12:39 pm
Guinea is divided by ethnicity, and Conde's opponent is framing his challenge to the presidential election results in ethnic terms. Violence has followed.
11/18/2010 02:19 pm
US law enforcement has arrested several people suspected of helping Al Shabab, a Somalia terrorist group. Do those helping the group see Al Shabab's actions as terrorism, or as part of a nationalist struggle?
11/16/2010 04:45 pm
Shortly before talks began in the US on Western Sahara, Morocco authorities raided a protest camp in the region, possibly undermining talks between Morocco and the Polisario Front, which wants a referendum on independence.
11/09/2010 10:35 am
The new Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed was sworn in Sunday, taking on leadership in a country fraught with corruption and violence.
11/01/2010 02:52 pm
The independence day attacks in Nigeria by the Niger Delta rebel group MEND is prompting a reexamination of whether current strategies to end the violence are working.
10/27/2010 03:42 pm
Somalia's prime minister nominee, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, is waiting on parliament to decide how to vote on his nomination. The delay could undermine him before he even takes office.
10/25/2010 01:23 pm
The firing of Niger junta secret service leader Seyni Chekaraou, on top of the arrest of four junta officers last week, does not bode well for the upcoming democratic election, some say.
10/22/2010 12:01 pm
The US will soon begin direct engagement with would-be states in northern Somalia in hopes of stemming the influence and reach of Somalia's terrorist insurgency.
10/21/2010 01:20 pm
The arrest of officers from Niger's military junta could complicate the junta's attempts to return Niger to democracy.
10/18/2010 04:32 pm