Africa: What Next for Western Sahara?
There are few places as desolate as the camps of the Polisario Front in western Algeria. Over the years, infrastructure has been built to accommodate the tens of thousands of… Read more »
Africa: Is Peer Review Mechanism a Poisoned Chalice?
The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) is showing new signs of life. With the nomination earlier this year of well-known South African academic, Eddy Maloka, as new head of the… Read more »
Africa: New Goals Needed for Global Arms Control
This week, from 6-10 June, United Nations (UN) member states are convening in New York for the Sixth Biennial Meeting on the UN Programme of Action on small arms and light weapons… Read more »
Africa: Urging African Leaders to Listen to Their Citizens On International Justice
'The victims of international crimes in Africa want justice, and African leaders must listen to their citizens on how this justice can be achieved'. Read more »
Africa: G7, Brics and the G20
Influence and economic prowess are steadily moving eastward. Yesterday, the G7 group of industrialised countries (France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United… Read more »
Africa: Informing Global Policy On the DRC
On 4 May, the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) briefed the high-level International Contact Group in Stockholm, Sweden on latest developments in the Democratic Republic of… Read more »
Africa: What Does New Momentum for UN Peace and Security Really Mean?
A famous maxim of uncertain origin defines insanity as doing the same thing repeatedly, but expecting different results. In her opening statement at the United Nations (UN)… Read more »
Africa: The Business of Stability
Africa today has fewer conflicts than in the past, though violence continues to hold back development and generate significant costs to governments, business and societies. Read more »
Africa: As Kabila Eyes Another Term, the AU Must Speak Up
Nineteen years ago today, on 17 May 1997, Laurent Désiré Kabila overthrew Mobutu Sese Seko, the president of what was then Zaire. Although he was supported by a… Read more »
Africa: Getting Real About Corruption in Africa
'Corruption is not just one of the problems in Africa, it is the biggest problem in Africa'. Read more »
Africa: Replacing AU Chief Dlamini Zuma Won't Be Business As Usual
With less than three months to go before the mid-July summit of the African Union (AU) in Kigali, Rwanda, candidates have started vying for the position of the chairperson of the… Read more »
Africa: Data Key to Unlocking Development Prospects
The global boom in information and communication technologies (ICTs) brought with it a paradigm shift in our ability to collect and analyse data. In keeping with these trends, the… Read more »
Africa: Beyond the ICC - How International Criminal Justice Can Thrive
The international criminal justice system has been developing at an exponential rate; and Africa remains a wellspring of such developments. At the International Criminal Court… Read more »
Western Sahara: Morocco Walks Out of Addis Meeting Over W Sahara
No issue divides the member states of the African Union (AU) like the dispute over Western Sahara. Also known as the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), this partially… Read more »
Africa: In Adversity There Is Opportunity for International Criminal Court
On 4 April, the International Criminal Court (ICC) suffered the most significant setback in its nearly 14 years of existence. Read more »
Chad: West Protects Idriss Déby for 'Strategic Reasons'
On 10 April, voters in Chad will be asked whether they want 65-year-old Idriss Déby to be their president for a fifth term. Read more »
South Africa: Services for Rape Survivors Come Under Threat
South African newspapers recently reported that organisations supported by The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria face severe funding cuts. Read more »
Africa: Can Gbagbo's ICC Trial Quench Côte d'Ivoire's Thirst for Justice?
On Monday, 7 March, the trial of Laurent Gbagbo resumed at the International Criminal Court (ICC). The former Ivorian president and his co-accused, Charles Blé Goudé,… Read more »
Africa: Does Anyone Know What Good Peacebuilding Looks Like?
On 16 February, the world bid farewell to former United Nation's (UN) secretary-general Boutros Boutros-Ghali when he passed away at a Cairo hospital. Boutros-Ghali is often… Read more »
Africa: Timely Analysis At the AU Summit Informs Peace and Security Decisions
The 26th African Union (AU) summit took place Addis Ababa last month amid growing crises on the continent. Behind closed doors, members of the AU and its Peace and Security Council… Read more »
Africa: New AU Chair Has Friends in High Places
There was a palpable sense of relief at the African Union (AU) as Robert Mugabe's term as chairperson of the continental body came to an end. It's not that Mugabe is unpopular -… Read more »
Africa: Dlamini Zuma Still Keeping Mum On AU Succession
The current African Union Commission (AUC) chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma's first four-year term ends in July this year, and speculation is rife whether she will be a candidate… Read more »
Africa: Working On What Matters Most for International Justice in Africa
While the African Union (AU) and some African states are caught up in debates about the relevance of the International Criminal Court (ICC) for Africa, the Institute for Security… Read more »
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