Gambia Crisis: Why Is West Africa Eager To Intervene, But Other Regional Groups Are Soft On Rogue Leaders?

Unlike other regions of Africa, there’s a growing body of former opposition leaders in power in ECOWAS, including Nigeria’s Buhari, Liberia’s Sirleaf and Senegal’s Sall. They know the pain

S. Africa ‘Restricts’ South Sudan Rebel Leader Machar, But Gives Freedom To Rwanda’s Dissidents. Why?

Three weeks ago when Riek Machar tried to return to eastern Africa, he was denied entry by Sudan and Ethiopia. Both countries were traditionally hospitable to him

Democracy In The World Is In A Bad Way, But Gambia Gives Hope That The Bad Guys Don’t Always Win

Tough times: term limits have been overturned; Africa had many disputed elections. In the US, a racist was elected president, and in the Philippines they voted in a fouled-mouthed vigilante