Corruption among Sierra Leone’s leaders has exacerbated the damage done by poor government institutions founded in the colonial era. The United States must work with fellow democracies to create a financial incentive for reform in the country.
Despite a May 2015 peace agreement, major arms traffickers still have a potential market in the Central African Republic.
How Rwanda’s Paul Kagame uses the country’s genocide memorials as a political instrument.
Since his instatement, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt has strategically directed security developments to shape domestic policy in a way that has garnered support for his administration and cemented its anti-Islamist posture, easing the advancement of the anti-Islamist agenda outside the country.
Instability, corruption, and economics threaten Nigeria’s future, while neither candidate offers much reason for optimism.