Amb. John Campbell posts on his project to map violent incidents in Nigeria.
Amb. David Shinn makes some key points about Sudanese President Omar al Bashir’s recent visit to China.
Aly Verjee argues against providing anti-aircraft weapons to South Sudan:
The last thing East Africa needs is more weaponry, high tech or otherwise. The United States should not contribute to an arms race between North and South Sudan – the two future states are well on their way to achieving that already. Instead, the US should remain an honest broker and encourage both North and South to choose the path of responsible statehood, without further contributing to already tense relations. This is a less sexy policy than giving the South fancy weapon systems, to be sure. But it is a policy of pragmatism that de-escalates rather than antagonizes.
Jason Stearns reflects on the Democratic Republic of Congo’s 51st anniversary of its independence.
Africa Is A Country writes on graffiti in the Gambia.
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