US and flash points in Africa

The United States strongly supports the work of more than 67,000 African peacekeepers serving with the African Union (AU) and United Nations (UN) in Africa.  These men and women are working to protect civilians, prevent violence, and promote security and stability in many of Africa’s most complex conflicts.   Since…

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Is Nigeria a failed state?

By Uchenna Ekwo Is Nigeria a failed state? This was the central question that dominated discussion at this week’s Africa Policy Breakfast Series hosted by the United States Congress in Washington with the theme: “Instability in Northern Nigeria and the Ongoing Threat of Boko Haram Terrorists”. As expected, Nigeria’s Ambassador…

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