Africa:Are Election Observers Old School?
I helped design the first African election observation mission in 1980. The world's transformed since then, but they're still using the same old model. Read more »
South Africa:Nation's Complicated Commitment to the ICC
South Africa's relationship with the International Criminal Court (ICC) is tenuous, complicated by the political landscape and economic challenges facing the Southern African… Read more »
Africa:Africa's First Lady
Barack and Michelle Obama have barely left the stage - it's been a month - and already the U.S. press are gripped by nostalgia. Read more »
Africa:Africa Needs to Vastly Improve Public Services
Without efficient public services, it is unlikely that African countries will be able to lift growth rates, boost development and tackle poverty. Public services in many African… Read more »
West Africa:Region Deserves Limited Credit for Toppling a Dictator
Before Yahya Jammeh finally bowed to the inevitable and left the presidency of the Gambia for exile, he asked the negotiators for certain conditions to be met. Read more »
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