Africa and U.S. Foreign Policy
Diplomats' Deaths Become Part Of 2012 Presidential Campaign
The deaths of American diplomats at the hands of angry Muslims in Benghazi, Libya, September 11, 2012, quickly became fodder for the 2012 presidential campaign.
United States Continues Its Efforts Against Kony
An update of U.S. efforts in central Africa against Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army.
Troops Continue U.S. Commitment To Uganda
President Barack Obama's order to send 100 troops to help track down Ugandan guerrilla leader Joseph Kony is part a larger U.S. foreign policy commitment to Uganda.
Book Review: "Untapped - The Scramble for Africa's Oil"
The role played by oil in world politics is difficult to quantify but impossible to deny. While the Middle East is the center of oil politics, the new frontier is Africa according to "Untapped: The Scramble for Africa's Oil" by John Ghazvinian.
New Front and New Tactics in the War on Terror
The U.S. military has a unique operation in Djibouit. Keith Porter - your About Guide to U.S. Foreign Policy - shares this first hand account.
Scenes from Djibouti
Scenes from Djibouti, Camp Lemonier, and the U.S. military's Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa
Book Review: I Didn't Do It for You
Book review of "I Didn't Do It for You: How the World Betrayed a Small African Nation," from Keith Porter--your About Guide to U.S. Foreign Policy
Zimbabwe is one of the countries U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice termed an "Outpost of Tyranny." Learn more from Keith Porter--your About Guide to U.S. Foreign Policy.
Bureau of African Affairs
This division of the U.S State Department covers most of Africa (everything south of the Sahara desert). The site offers an overview of U.S. relations with 48 different countries.
The African Union, formed in 1999, is a regional organization encompassing 53 member-states. This link goes to the AU's English-language homepage.
Next Steps for Darfur
This November 2006 briefing from the Brookings Institution includes Jean-Marie Guéhenno, the U.N. undersecretary general for peacekeeping and Andrew Natsios, President Bush'sspecial envoy for Sudan.
All Africa is a great website which aggregates news from 130 sources across the continent.
About Africa for Visitors
About.com Guide to Africa for Visitors Anouk Zijlma offers resources for anyone planning to visit (or just learn more about) Africa.