Sub-Saharan Africa

“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?

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.