Atta brings a résumé with the least appropriate background imaginable for a regime seeking to whitewash a record of corruption, repression, genocide, terrorism, and discrimination.
Millions of people already are displaced by violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Now President Kabila is using the slaughter to keep himself in power.
The infant nation of South Sudan is already close to death, thanks to some of the world’s most corrupt leaders. The good news is, death isn’t inevitable.
About 6,800 miles east of Trump Tower, a genuine crisis may be exploding into genocide. We have the power to stop it. But what about the will?
South Sudan, Africa’s newest country, is facing one of those consequential moments that will impact millions of lives.
The missing ingredient in every one of Africa’s peace processes today is sufficient leverage to shift the calculations of these violent kleptocrats from war to peace.
The peace deal in South Sudan won’t bring real peace or stability until the larcenous leadership can be compelled to change its ways.