Topic: Northwestern University
Muammar Qaddafi is likely relying heavily on African mercenaries, but if Libya falls to the anti-Qaddafi protesters, they're the ones who will have to figure out what to do with them.
02/28/2011 03:16 pm
To protect citizens from future autocrats, Egypt, Tunisia, and other Arab nations working toward democratic reforms should adopt a single, regional bill of rights among other agreements. The US helped Europe adopt such pacts after World War II, and it should help Arabs do the same now.
02/28/2011 09:05 am
Some leaders in sub-Saharan Africa are taking swift action against protests and fear of reprisal is likely to keep potential demonstrators quiet.
02/18/2011 02:10 pm
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
Kidnappings in Africa's Sahel region in recent years present policy makers with a tough question: what is the best way to deal with and prevent kidnappings by Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb?
02/07/2011 01:54 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