Activists mark National Reparations Day in Washington, D.C., on July 1, 2019.
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As the US debates reparations for descendants of slavery, cases in Africa help illustrate the limits of programs focused solely in financial restitution.
Survivors of the violence in Benishangul-Gumuz gather in a circle at a displaced persons camp in Chagni, Ethiopia in December 2020.
It's a confluence of local, regional, national and, possibly, foreign interests.
A demonstrator stands with a sign reading: “Demands: sack the local authority, disarm militias, protect citizens, cattle, and farmland, and end friction between farmers and shepherds”, during a protest in Central Darfur.
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The root causes of the ongoing conflict in Darfur are rising to the surface amid an influx of arms from Libya.
The peace process is at an impasse in Libya’s protracted civil conflict.
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The peace process has unfolded in fits and starts, and thus far there doesn't seem to be a light at the end of the tunnel.
Sudanese protesting against the conflict in Darfur.
Ousted president Omar al-Bashir could face the International Criminal Court for his role in Sudan's clampdown on the non-Arab people of Darfur.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the International Libya Conference in Berlin, Germany, 19 January 2020.
Can the key external enablers of Libya's conflict also be peacemakers?
Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces evolved from the Janjaweed militia that once terrorised the people of Darfur.
The Janjaweed militia first came into play when Omar al-Bashir's government deployed it in Darfur
Militants stand on gun-mounted vehicles as they prepare to move to the frontline to join forces loyal to the UN-backed unity government, in Tripoli.
A serious concern is the possibility of a long, drawn-out siege of Libya's capital, Tripoli.
Libya’s last election was in 2014.
Libya’s proposed elections and any subsequent interim government will fail if the country’s challenges aren’t addressed.
‘Alcibiades on his Knees Before his Mistress’ by Lagrenee.
A classics professor writes that Trump’s raucous campaign style is nothing new. He introduces us to a chariot-racing statesman from ancient Athens who may have given Trump a run for his money.
Rwanda has no succession plan to President Paul Kagame.
The reality of Rwanda is that there is no viable alternative to President Paul Kagame, within or outside his ruling RPF. Political rivals have died, are jailed, or have fled the country.
Socialists: please raise your hand.
Vast majorities of Americans espouse "socialist" views, which has helped propel Bernie Sanders in the polls. Yet our system of campaign finance makes it next to impossible for him to win.
Expelled from their home in 1946.
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In the years following the end of World War II, Germany took in between 12 and 14 million refugees. What lessons does this past disaster have for today's Europe?
Congress raised the cap on how much an individual can donate to political parties in its spending bill that just passed last week, giving wealthy Americans a greater voice in elections.
The political system’s indifference to the needs of the American people could not have been made clearer in recent days. At a time when economic inequality is increasing and the US racial divide is ever…