Expect US Africa policy to be led from Pentagon rather than State Department or White House, in near term if not for the next four years [updated]

(https://flic.kr/p/6fgHxc) The President himself has never been to Africa and has shown no particular interest or inclination toward engagement on any of the various issues on his plate regarding the United States' activities in and relationships with African countries. In…

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“Competition for Military Superiority” between Uganda and Kenya not a sign of political maturity

  The Daily Nation reports on new data on Ugandan and Kenyan defense spending from SIPRI, "Arms race hots up in East Africa": Competition for military superiority in the East African Community has seen Uganda’s arms expenditure surpass Kenya’s for…

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