Africa

Ethnic Reintegration in Post-Conflict Development Strategies

Ethnic Reintegration in Post-Conflict Development Strategies

Encouraging apolitical activities focused around the common concerns of communities holds great potential to foster reconciliation in post-atrocity contexts.

A Human Security Approach to Addressing Piracy Off the Coast of Africa

A Human Security Approach to Addressing Piracy Off the Coast of Africa

A naval approach to Somali piracy is & will continue to be ineffective – it doesn’t address its root causes. Piracy will continue without a human security approach.

Democratisation and Post-conflict State-building in Sierra Leone and Rwanda

Democratisation and Post-conflict State-building in Sierra Leone and Rwanda

Pursuing democratic principles, if they are driven by commitment to mediating values, has great potential to contribute to the success of post-conflict transitions.

Is Sex Work an Expression of Women’s Choice and Agency?

Is Sex Work an Expression of Women’s Choice and Agency?

Sex work is not legitimate work or an expression of agency. It is a social issue which can be tackled through delegitimising consumers rather than alienating prostitutes.

Assessing How Far Democracy in South Africa is Liberal or Illiberal

Assessing How Far Democracy in South Africa is Liberal or Illiberal

Despite facing problems with development and achieving the high standards prescribed its constitution, South Africa still has the attributes of a liberal democracy.

A Critical Evaluation of the Intelligence Oversight Regime in Botswana

A Critical Evaluation of the Intelligence Oversight Regime in Botswana

The Botswana intelligence oversight regime falls short of addressing the conflicting needs of secrecy and democratic imperatives of transparency and accountability.

The Securitization of Mali

The Securitization of Mali

The French intervention in Mali is a testament to securitization theory’s prowess in challenging, and more significantly, critiquing modern conceptualizations of security.

The Arts as Healing Power in Transitional Justice

The Arts as Healing Power in Transitional Justice

The arts may hold healing power in transitioning societies, as they provide a means for survivors of atrocities to deal with the past and tell their stories in a creative way.

Illicit Financial Flows and Capital Flight in Africa

Illicit Financial Flows and Capital Flight in Africa

IFFs hamstring the efforts of African states to pursue poverty alleviation and economic development, thus addressing IFFs and their impacts should be a priority for UNECA.

A Case-Study of Female Genital Mutilation in Egypt

A Case-Study of Female Genital Mutilation in Egypt

Cultural relativism and universalism have yet to overcome cultural traditions which result in human harm. By balancing the two, there is potential for progress.

China, Africa, and Neo-Colonialism

China, Africa, and Neo-Colonialism

It remains to be seen if China will achieve more than to insert themselves into an existing bilateral relationship between Africa and the West, converting it into a triangular one.

Accountability vs Stability? Assessing the ICC’s Intervention In Kenya

Accountability vs Stability? Assessing the ICC’s Intervention In Kenya

The ICC’s involvement in Kenya suggests that accountability efforts are compatible with reconciliation and stabilization efforts in the wake of massive human rights abuses.