Ever since Eritrea was bloodily carved out through decades of war and struggle against its overbearing neighbor, Ethiopia, peace and stability have been difficult to…View More What Impact Will the Recent Eritrea-Ethiopia Peace Deal Have on Both Eritrea and the Region as a Whole?
The days of slavery are still far from over. Action groups fighting human trafficking often use the term modern-day slavery to when describing the grave…View More The Unbreakable Cycle: Nigerian women forced into prostitution
In July of 2018, the death of Deeqa Dahir Nuur after undergoing female genital mutilation launched a landmark investigation that many hoped would bring an…View More Somalia faces criticism over FGM policies after two girls die from the procedure
Ring-a-round the rosie, A pocket full of posies, Ashes! Ashes! We all fall down. Most of us can recall vague memories of studying the Black…View More We All Fall Down: Reflections on the current plague outbreak in Madagascar
Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry led an observer mission with the Carter Centre along with a number of other observation groups that verified…View More Kenya’s Election: Legitimate or not?
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
The recent attacks in Paris have left the international community with one important question: how could this happen? More importantly, how can we prevent it…View More Save the Elephants, End Terrorism
“If the ANC does to you what the apartheid government did to you, then you must do to the ANC what you did to the…View More From #FeesMustFall to #FeesHaveFallen
Back in 2011, French shipbuilders DCNS and the Russian corporation Rosoboronexport signed a deal which would have sent two French-designed Mistral-class assault ships to the…View More Egypt Purchases Mistral-class Assault Ships: Problems and Possibilities
Following the 2011 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa, —the official meeting of UN COP17— local demonstrators and climate change advocates around…View More ‘Don’t Kill Africa’ ? UN COP21 and the Post-Kyoto World
A review of the past year would not be complete without the mention of the devastating Ebola outbreak in the latter half of 2014. The…View More Ebola: The Past and the Future
Malawi’s President, Joyce Banda, is somewhat of a rarity. Along with Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the President of Liberia, she is one of only two female…View More Mother Africa