Author profile: Keith Somerville

Keith Somerville is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London, and teaches in the School of Politcs and International Relations at the University of Kent. He is the founder and editor of the Africa – News and Analysis website.

The Central African Republic – An Artificial State

The Central African Republic – An Artificial State

The CAR is an artificial creation with no great sense of national identity and a history of competition. There will be many challenges to overcome before the CAR sees peace.

African Wars and the Politics of Ivory

African Wars and the Politics of Ivory

Involvement in poaching and profiting from the slaughter in Africa is widespread. Even if the resources exist to stop it, willpower is lacking – or political expediency overcomes conservation needs.

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