French unrest

Continuing violence in France, in the wake of the shooting of a 17-year-old boy of North African descent, has led to widespread protests but, equally, thrown the spotlight on policing techniques practiced by a country that claims credit for espousing the values of liberty, equality and fraternity.

African outreach

The key for America to achieve its desired results is likely to be the role the cash-rich US private sector plays. Washington does seem to recognise this.

African security

The rivalry between the post-World War II superpowers, USA and USSR, took a toll on millions of African lives and undermined both regional integration and economic development on the continent.