Sub-Saharan Africa

South African President Zuma Resigns
South African President Zuma Resigns

Facing a parliamentary no-confidence vote after defying orders from the National Executive Committee (NEC) of his African National Congress (ANC) party to step down, President Jacob Zuma has resigned.

Addressing Africa’s Ills Requires More than Military Force
Addressing Africa’s Ills Requires More than Military Force

To fight the twin plagues of instability and terrorism, America needs Africa to be healthier, freer, and more stable, and that means Africa needs more than just military equipment and military training from America.

Robert Mugabe United Methodist Bishop Abel Muzorewa Zimbabwe
Mugabe’s Avoidable Tyranny?

Could Robert Mugabe’s calamitous 37-year reign over Zimbabwe have been averted if America recognized United Methodist Bishop Abel Muzorewa?

Why are American Forces in Niger?
Why are American Forces in Niger?

The American forces who died fighting ISIS fighters in Niger deserve our gratitude, their families our compassion and help, and their mission in the African theater of operations our support. 

Angola Angolan Falwell Bush Savimbi
Angolan Dinner with George H.W. Bush & Jerry Falwell

Angola’s elections last week signaled the departure of Africa’s second longest serving leader, reminding me of an exhilarating 1986 dinner I attended.

Responding to “Key Takeaways” in The Heritage Foundation Report on South Sudan
Responding to “Key Takeaways” in The Heritage Foundation Report on South Sudan

It is impossible in this post to address every misconception, misattribution, and false narrative in the Heritage Foundation’s “South Sudan: Time for the U.S. to Hold the Combatants Accountable” report on South Sudan.

Trump Should Reverse Obama’s Lifting of Sudan Sanctions
Trump Should Reverse Obama’s Lifting of Sudan Sanctions

Despite continued violence in Sudan and the disapproval of senior members of Congress, last January President Obama signed an executive order lifting Sudan sanctions on a probationary basis.

Christianity and Crisis in South Africa Today
Christianity & Crisis in South Africa Today

Can the churches in South Africa speak to the country’s spiritual and political crisis today?

The Crescent & The Lion

An Ancient Civilization & Crucial Regional Ally Rises