Sub-Saharan Africa

The Crescent & The Lion

An Ancient Civilization & Crucial Regional Ally Rises

Africa Hope Afropaternalism
Is There Hope for Africa?

Pessimism, paternalism, and pity are inappropriate responses to the present predicament of the people of Africa.

Israel, Africa & Entebbe Raid

July 4 marked the 40th anniversary of Israel’s daring rescue of hijacked airline passengers captive to Palestinian and German terrorists…

Green Nukes for Africa
Green Nukes for Africa

These things hang together: clean government, clean energy, sustainable prosperity, the modest goods of a good life.

Africa Will Rise
Which Africa Will Rise?

The Africa that will rise and then sustain its new heights is the Africa that will transform the lives of its smallholder farmers, and from the sound foundation of a healthy agriculture build the industries that are the true engines of national wealth generation.

Trump and Africa
Trump and Africa

Indulging in this thought experiment has led me to conclusions that surprise me: Africa might suffer less from a Trump presidency than America would.

Zuma Nkandla Homestead
Chopping Ugly Heads off Stiffened Necks

“Constitutionalism, accountability, and the rule of law constitute the sharp and mighty sword that stands ready to chop the ugly head of impunity off its stiffened neck.” Thus the Constitutional Court of South Africa wrote in what is known as The Nkandla Case.

Obama Doctrine Africa
An African Cheer for the Obama Doctrine

Sub-Saharan Africa in the 21st century faces one great opportunity and two great dangers. And American foreign policy will profoundly affect each.

Africa Human Rights
Turn to Africa

For America today to truly be America, it must be the world’s leading proponent of human rights at home and abroad. It is when it answers this great national vocation (first glimpsed by the nation’s founders) that America most fully gives expression to what, in seed, it has been from the very start.