Post-revolution Libya has been confronted with profound challenges in successfully replacing Gaddafi’s dictatorship with an effective democratic government. Muammar Gaddafi left the country behind in…View More One Year since the Death of Muammar Gaddafi: how has Libya fared?
As the world’s population grows, will we be obligated to choose between food and fuel? The controversies of world hunger, climate change and fuel prices…View More Food for Fuel in Africa?
In the shadow of potential Scottish independence, the citizens of Uganda had the opportunity to celebrate the nation’s Golden Jubilee. This marked Uganda’s 50 years…View More Uganda’s Golden Jubilee
MSF (Médecins Sans Frontières), commonly referred to as Doctors without Borders, is a highly respected, politically independent, humanitarian aid organisation. It is admired for its…View More Part of the Problem or the Solution? MSF in Libya
On 1 October, Kenyan, Somali, and tribal forces advanced into the centre of Kismayo, al-Shabaab’s last major stronghold. The operation, under the banner of the…View More Kenya’s Battle for Somalia
Recently the Brazilian government has taken several measures to gain and uphold economic and cultural influence throughout Africa. Since it transitioned from a borrower state…View More Brazil Scrambles for Africa
The recent attacks on Western diplomatic posts in North Africa have seen a flurry of media coverage in the past few months. With the deaths…View More Mali: Al Qaeda’s New Stronghold
When police in South Africa shot 34 striking platinum miners, the response around the world was shocking. For all the many problems plaguing the ANC…View More The Archbishop, the Imperialist and the … Murderer?
At the end of September, Salva Kiir, the President of South Sudan, met with Omar al-Bashir, his Northern counterpart, for peace talks in Addis Ababa.…View More Choosing Peace: South Sudan’s Continuing Challenges
There is an important current in American diplomacy which seeks to uphold, expand and promote democracy, human rights and freedom throughout the world. This rhetoric…View More Surface-to-Air Missiles versus Democracy
When asked what she was hoping for in her marriage, the young Amina replies shyly that she is seeking happiness. As is common in Somali…View More Somali Women: Reconciling FGM with Human Rights
On August 16th, 2012, the South African Police Service fatally shot 34 miners at one of South Africa’s largest platinum producing mines, Lonmin. A further…View More Reflecting on Marikana