Francis Njubi Nesbitt

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When America Met Mandela

Mandela's first visit to the U.S. in 1990s revealed how much America had yet to learn about the anti-apartheid leader who had captured the nation's imagination.

South Africa at a Crossroads

The 99 percent of black South Africans have not tasted the fruits of democracy and freedom.

UK Takes the Lead in Somalia

The international community should accept that a centralized state structure cannot be reconstituted within the borders of what used to be Somalia.

Principled Intervention in Africa

The recent ICC indictment of four Kenyans represents a model for international involvement in conflict resolution in Africa.

Nigeria’s Perfect Storm

Nigeria is facing a perfect storm of crises including a national strike, widespread protests, and sectarian violence in the north.

America vs China in Africa

By clinging to a paternalistic attitude and an antiquated Washington Consensus, the United States has opened up space for a broad Chinese role in Africa.
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