Sub-Saharan Africa

Defending Apartheid & Hating America?

There’s an odd column in American Greatness, on the 30th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s prison release, lamenting the fall of apartheid in South Africa, which it portrays as a calamity negotiated by “conniving Communists in the ANC and their knavish collaborator, F. W. de Klerk.”

Christian Persecution in Africa: What Could Be Done to Help the Victims? al-Shabaab
Christian Persecution in Africa: What Could Be Done to Help the Victims?

One of the latest Christian massacres in Kenya is yet another horrifying reminder of the genocide happening in much of Africa. As many as 11 Christians were killed in a bus attack carried out by the Islamist terrorist group al-Shabaab.

Africa in 2020

Each African state faces its unique prospects and challenges heading into the new decade. Nevertheless, there are common themes and transnational trends we may expect to shape the continent in the new year and beyond.

Remember Rwanda by Renewing the Responsibility to Protect
Remember Rwanda by Renewing the Responsibility to Protect

The international community should renew the responsibility to protect and empower regional organizations to uphold it. Such would be a fitting remembrance of the Rwanda genocide.

Mounting Violence in Nigeria Tests Trump’s Africa Policy
Mounting Violence in Nigeria Tests Trump’s Africa Policy

A wave of gruesome mass killings in North Central Nigeria on Sunday, March 10, has prompted more calls for a special envoy to Nigeria and reconsideration of the Trump administration’s policy to West Africa.

How Should the US Deal with the Congo’s President Tshisekedi?
How Should the US Deal with the Congo’s President Tshisekedi?

President Félix Tshisekedi was sworn in as the new president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on January 24, marking the Kabila dynasty’s end.

The Dirty Sources of Clean Energy: A Case Study in Cheap Piety - Cobalt Mining - Democratic Republic of Congo
The Dirty Sources of Clean Energy: A Case Study of Cobalt in the Congo

While more and more governments and consumers are pushing for environmentally friendly cars, they are painfully ignorant that the elements necessary for the so-called “clean energy” of hybrid automobiles may very well have dirty sources.

Christianity in North Africa and West Asia, a Review of Edinburgh Companions to Global Christianity
Christianity in North Africa and West Asia, a Review of Edinburgh Companions to Global Christianity

Governments in North Africa and West Asia don’t do enough to protect religious freedom. Ewelina Ochab’s chapter in a new book reviews the problem.

Christian Girl in Nigeria Stays Captive for Rejecting Islam - Leah Sharibu
Christian Girl in Nigeria Stays Captive for Rejecting Islam

When the Nigerian government initiated the release of abducted schoolgirls from the terrorist group Boko Haram last February, one of the girls, the only Christian, was left behind because she refused to convert to Islam.