In this very moment, twelve million human beings in Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya and South Sudan are starving. The UN has announced that around 100,000 of…View More ‘The Destiny of Man is Man’: How Yet Another Famine Threatens the Lives of Millions in East Africa
‘Gambia has decided’ – the motto of the revolution is omnipresent on the streets of Banjul, the capital of the small West African country that…View More African Democracy on the Rise? The End of Authoritarianism in Gambia
As Robert Mugabe enters his thirty-eighth year as president, Zimbabwe approaches a critical phase in its politics. Mugabe is adamant that no one but God…View More Zim After Bob
The latest string of clashes which have simmered in Zimbabwe in the past months is the abduction and beating of six prominent activists by riot…View More Money, Media, and Mugabe: Zimbabwe’s Tech Crossroads
On 19 October 2016, the South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation signed and submitted an Instrument of Withdrawal to the United Nations (UN)…View More Justice versus Peace: South Africa’s departure from the ICC
Rape, abduction, life threats–these are just a few ways militias recruit workers for their illegal mines, usually in the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic…View More The campaign against conflict minerals – causing more harm than good?
As the world waits with bated breath for the outcome of the United States Presidential election, democracy is at work in many parts around the…View More A Big Deal: Elections in Somalia
Dead bodies laid strewn across the streets in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Protesters, demonstrating against the President’s delay…View More On the edge: Democratic Republic of Congo’s Presidential Elections
Abdirahman Ahmed, petrified, leapt for cover in his hotel as violence erupted in the adjacent street. ‘The blast was so huge and windows [were] broken…View More Islamism in Somalia: the Historical Context of Al-Shabaab
It has now been over 100 days since Tanzania elected Dr John Magufuli as the fifth president of the United Republic of Tanzania. What a…View More Those First 100 Days: Tanzania’s New President and the Rise of #WhatwouldMagufulido
It seems that 2015 has been the year of Africa: Africa rising and Africa not rising. Yet, as the public is hearing more about the…View More Sub-Saharan Africa and China: A Fairy Tale Match?
In 1994, the world stood and watched as Rwanda burned. Granted, there was little that the international community could have done to stem or prevent…View More Birds of a feather? Burundi and Rwanda: the dangers of ignoring Africa’s Great Lakes Region (again)