This story was originally published by The Examination and the Guardian UK. The Examination is an independent nonprofit newsroom that investigates preventable health threats and empowers people in harm’s way.  It was just before Christmas. A family tradition, the first for 8-year-old Gloria Moraa. She sat holding a broken mirror in her hands, watching her […]

STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR  –   The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, USS Delbert D. Black (DDG 119), transits the Strait of Gibraltar and enters the Mediterranean Sea to conduct operations in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations, Dec. 14, 2023. Delbert D. Black’s presence demonstrates our commitment, flexibility and capability to operate throughout the region.  Headquartered […]

Demonstrators in Niger against France neocolonialism hold sign that reads “A Dieu La France” (courtesy}. In another step toward the achievement of its national sovereignty, Niger recently declared the United State’s military presence in the country illegal. Originally published in Black Alliance for Peace. The Black Alliance for Peace’s (BAP) Africa Team and U.S. […]

Cyril Ramaphosa is president of South Africa. As the U.S. House debates a bill on the bilateral relationship between the United States and South Africa, it is important to understand the history and the value . . .

The United States House of Representatives is reviewing a bill that calls for a reassessment of the country’s relationship with South Africa, amid tensions between the nations. South Africa’s Foreign Minister Naledi Pandor, visited Washington, DC recently in what is believed to have been a trip aimed at getting the US strategic community to understand […]

Ayuko Babu’s passion for international cinema began when he was 13 years old. On the way home from playing basketball one summer with friends in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the future founder and executive director of the Los Angeles-based Pan African Film & Arts Festival (PAFF) noticed how several people of color were queued up outside […]

For our “Africa Reacts” series, the CSIS Africa Program has asked prominent African journalists, civil society activists, and thought leaders to analyze the U.S. presidential election process. We believe it is critical to flip the script by featuring African views on U.S. politics—informing a new conversation about the future of U.S.-African relations. This installment is […]

MEDITERRANEAN SEA  –   Naval Striking Forces NATO will execute a Transfer of Authority (TOA), assuming command of more than 5,000 U.S. Sailors and Marines assigned to USS Bataan Amphibious Readiness Group (ARG). The TOA – which takes place in parallel to NATO’s exercise Steadfast Defender 2024 – brings joint vigilance and Deterrence and Defense (DDA) […]

NIAMEY, Niger — U.S. officials are waging urgent diplomatic efforts in West Africa, searching during public tours and private meetings for ways to partner with military governments in a region where violence wrought by Islamic extremists is soaring and Russia’s influence is expanding. But the officials have struggled at times to articulate . . .

Jes’ka Washington lives in a six-bedroom house on a hill with avocado trees and a spectacular view, not far from the rabbit farm she runs. For less than $50,000, Shoshana Kirya-Ziraba and her husband built a four-bedroom, two-bathroom house on family farmland with goats, turkeys and about a thousand chickens. Mark and Marlene Bradley now […]

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