Sub-Saharan Africa

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.

Former Liberian President Sirleaf Offers Optimistic Vision of Democracy, Africa, and America
Former Liberian President Sirleaf Offers Optimistic Vision of Democracy, Africa, and America

Last April, former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf spoke at Georgetown University. Asked to assess the state of African democracy, she also spoke about the United States. Her conclusion was optimistic.

“Dragon Lady” & “Mother of the Nation”

Anna Chennault and Winnie Mandela, two formidable women who represented some of the last century’s great international conflicts, have died.

What You Should Know About Boko Haram
What You Should Know About Boko Haram

To date, approximately 20,000 people have been killed and at least two million displaced because of the terrorist group.

Shooting at Ghosts in South Sudan: The Need for a New Strategy
Shooting at Ghosts in South Sudan: The Need for a New Strategy

The nature of the war is shifting, and the South Sudanese government is struggling to adapt to the geopolitical battlefield’s new realities—those of the political war abroad.

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?