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Past articles by Ty:

An Emissary to Tyranny

Serving as a U.S. diplomat in Zimbabwe is tough. Life for African-American diplomats there is even harder. → Read More

Zimbabwe’s Military Says There’s Nothing to See Here

Robert Mugabe is under house arrest, and the generals are in charge. But the top brass still insist there hasn’t been a coup. → Read More

Kenya Is Barreling Toward an ‘Illegal’ Election

Kenya’s election crisis deepened after its Supreme Court punted on a decision to delay Thursday’s troubled rerun election. → Read More

In Unprecedented Reversal, Kenya’s Top Court Throws Out Election Result

International observers were quick to endorse the results of last month's presidential election. Now they're facing uncomfortable questions. → Read More

Nikki Haley Threatened to Withhold Backing for U.N.’s Congo Mission, Then Blinked

In search of savings, the Trump administration targets the U.N.’s costliest and deadliest peacekeeping missions for cuts. → Read More

To Save Peacekeeping From Trump’s Budget Ax, Will the U.N. Embrace Fighting Terrorism?

The U.N. mission in Mali is Turtle Bay’s most controversial. But will its counterterrorism remit be just what saves it from the chopping block? → Read More

Trump’s America First Budget Puts Africa Last

Slash-and-burn cuts to the State Department and USAID would deepen the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II. → Read More

Rwanda’s Last Monarch, The ‘King of Africa,’ Dead at 80

In exile, he survived on food stamps in the United States but always dreamed of returning to the throne. → Read More

Syrian Opposition Signals Support for Peace Talks

A spokesman for Syria’s leading opposition group says his organization is likely to attend U.N.-brokered peace talks on Monday after walking away from earlier negotiations,… → Read More

The Last Newspaper in Burundi

Media houses have been shuttered, journalists attacked, and critics of the government murdered. But one broadsheet is still covering the African country's descent into chaos. → Read More

African Union Set to Deploy 5,000 Peacekeepers in Burundi

With the small Central African country spiraling toward chaos, the AU may be about to make an unprecedented decision to force a peacekeeping mission. → Read More

Smog Day, School’s Out

China’s government once denied its pollution problem. Now it’s forecasting air quality to help keep Beijing residents safer. → Read More

Pope Francis Heads to Central African Republic Amid Security Fears

The U.N. is mobilizing 3,000 peacekeepers to protect Pope Francis. Can his message of reconciliation help heal the war-torn nation? → Read More

Is It Time for the U.S. to Rethink Its Approach to the Middle East?

With friends like these, it might be time for Washington to reevaluate its fight to stabilize the region. → Read More

80 Hostages Freed So Far in Siege on Malian Hotel, But Scores Still Held

NAIROBI—Gunmen driving car with diplomatic plates storm luxury hotel in Bamako and take 170 hostage. → Read More

Report: Kenyan Military “In Business” with Al-Shabab

NAIROBI, Kenya — A new report says Kenya’s military has done a brisk business in sugar and charcoal in Kismayo, Somalia, since pushing al-Shabab from… → Read More

Burundi On Edge as Disarmament Deadline Passes

NAIROBI, Kenya -- Security forces went door-to-door in the Burundian capital of Bujumbura on Sunday to enforce a disarmament deadline that diplomats and analysts warned… → Read More

‘One Day, We Will Start a Big War’

Warlords are running roughshod over the U.N. in the Central African Republic. Now the country is rushing into elections that could accelerate the killing. → Read More

Central African Republic: Protests Rock Capital After Overnight Clashes

After a weekend of looting and sectarian violence, anti-government protestors in Bangui clash with U.N. peacekeepers. → Read More

Sectarian Clashes Kill 24 in Central African Republic Capital

Sectarian Clashes Kill 24 in Central African Republic Capital « | Foreign Policy | the Global Magazine of News and Ideas → Read More