Why Conflict in Africa Is Falling

While endless conflict is one of the most enduring stereotypes associated with Africa, statistics prove otherwise, writes Scott Strauss for African Arguments.

  • Africa:  Why Conflict in Africa Is Falling (analysis)

    African Arguments, 28 January 2013

    Recent events in Mali, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Sudan seem to confirm one of the most durable stereotypes of Africa, namely that the ... read more »

An M23 rebel soldier.

  • Africa:  Summit Needs to Promote African Renaissance 2.0 (guest column)

    allAfrica.com, 27 January 2013

    When former South African President Thabo Mbeki brought back the notion of an African Renaissance to African political circles in the late 1990s, the continent was at a different ... read more »

  • Africa:  Africa's Responsibility to Protect (opinion)

    Fahamu, 24 January 2013

    The crisis in Mali has once again revealed that African unity is the only means to build the economic, political and military institutions needed to solve problems on the continent ... read more »

  • Africa:  President Blames Continent's Bad Image On 'Stories From Elsewhere'

    News of Rwanda, 23 January 2013

    Rwanda's President Paul Kagame has told a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum that to change Africa's perception globally as a trouble hotspot, its story "must" start to ... read more »

  • Africa:  Why Are We So Bad At Peacekeeping in Africa? (column)

    Institute of Development Studies, 23 January 2013

    The eastern Kivu provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are home to one of the largest peacekeeping forces in the world. read more »

  • Africa:  Combatting Terror Across the Sahel (analysis)

    Chatham House, 22 January 2013

    While the devastating impacts of last week's hostage crisis in Algeria continue to be assessed, the main focus of the British and other western governments will be on combatting ... read more »

  • Africa:  Nkosazana Zuma Regrets Resurgence of New Conflicts in Africa

    Angola Press Agency, 21 January 2013

    The chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, (Monday) in Addis Ababa, regretted the resurgence of new conflicts in Africa, at a time that most ... read more »

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