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In Zimbabwe, presidential and parliamentary elections have been scheduled for March of 2008. The decision to hold these elections—brokered after a series of negotiations held...

What is the point of putting sanctions on a dictator if you refuse to enforce them? This was the question that the world community faced...

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has set African leaders astir with his ultimatum concerning an upcoming European Union/African Union conference in Lisbon, Portugal. Brown has...

Last week, the boldest and most outspoken advocate for liberty in Zimbabwe—Catholic Archbishop Pius Ncube of Bulawayo, the country's second largest city—resigned his position because...

When the African National Congress came to power in South Africa in 1994, it was right to see itself not just as a new political...

Charles Taylor was a particularly loathsome African dictator, which is saying a lot. The former president of Liberia sowed misery and destruction throughout West Africa...

Last week, I wrote about one example of those who blame the West for Africa's problems. I disputed the claim that the wide suspicion among...

Harriet A. Washington, author of Medical Apartheid, has posted a response to my critique of her op-ed in the New York Times two weeks ago. Washington...

Last week, the New York Times published a curious op-ed entitled "Why Africa Fears Western Medicine," by Harriet A. Washington. The piece was published days...