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.
The 99 percent of black South Africans have not tasted the fruits of democracy and freedom.
The international community should accept that a centralized state structure cannot be reconstituted within the borders of what used to be Somalia.
The recent ICC indictment of four Kenyans represents a model for international involvement in conflict resolution in Africa.
Nigeria is facing a perfect storm of crises including a national strike, widespread protests, and sectarian violence in the north.