A new issue of Africa Spectrum is out. Christopher Williams (Tufts): Explaining the Great War in Africa: How Conflict in the Congo Became a Continental Crisis. Is The Hague racist? The African Union claims the International Criminal Court is a racist institution hunting down Africans because of the color of their skin. Africa rising? Experts fill in the blanks on the state of politics in Africa. The foreword by Nadine Gordimer from Ruth First and Joe Slovo in the War Against Apartheid by Alan Wieder. South Africa’s University of KwaZulu-Natal to make Zulu language compulsory for all students. A House Divided: Eve Fairbanks on why the students at one prominent South African university, once a model of racial harmony, chose to resegregate. From autocracy to kleptocracy to dynastic oligarchy in 50 years: Shailja Patel on Kenya’s three tribes. Welcome to Mogadishu: Katrina Manson spent six days in May in the notoriously dangerous capital of Somalia — she found a city bursting back to life and a people full of hope. Life after warfare: Adam Rogers on how a digital map could help revive Mogadishu. Somaliland is a real country, according to Somaliland. Is Africa finally on Obama's agenda? The terror diaspora: Nick Turse on the U.S. military and the unraveling of Africa. Africa's turn: An interview with Senegal's president Macky Sall on democracy, development, regional security, and Obama.

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