Post Tagged with: "Africa"

Review – Diamonds

Review – Diamonds

Smillie’s study of the modern diamond industry contains valuable insights into Africa’s diamond wars, but has major knowledge gaps that undermine its ultimate utility.

Revitalizing African Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Knowledge Production

Revitalizing African Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Knowledge Production

A generic application of foreign ways of knowing and knowledge production – including technology systems in African cultural conditions – is inappropriate.

South Sudan: The Perils of New States

South Sudan: The Perils of New States

With functional and participatory institutions, South Sudan may well reclaim itself as a diverse nation within the regional and international environment.

South Africa’s 2014 Elections: A Signpost Rather than a Turning Point

South Africa’s 2014 Elections: A Signpost Rather than a Turning Point

The number of opposition voices in south Africa has grown, the “liberation dividend” that the ruling ANC received is waning, and the Zuma government is mired in scandal.

The EU Mission to the Central African Republic: Risking More Than Credibility

The EU Mission to the Central African Republic: Risking More Than Credibility

EU member states took the right decision by acting swiftly in CAR in January — their hesitation now not only risks the EU’s credibility but a deepening of the crisis.

Missing in Inaction: Where is the African Peace and Security Architecture?

Missing in Inaction: Where is the African Peace and Security Architecture?

The African Peace and Security Architecture is incapable of resolving crises as it is based on assumptions which are not only false in Africa, but false everywhere.

Review – United States-Africa Security Relations

Review – United States-Africa Security Relations

Kalu & Kieh’s edited collection presents a key understanding of where US-Africa relations should be going, instead of an adequate analysis of where they are now.

Can South Sudan Come Back from the Brink?

Can South Sudan Come Back from the Brink?

The politicians in Juba are refusing to admit that this recent surge of violence is fueled by tribalism. Indeed, South Sudan is on the brink of civil war and state failure.

The Responses of the Nigerian Defense and Intelligence Establishments to the Boko Haram Security Challenge

The Responses of the Nigerian Defense and Intelligence Establishments to the Boko Haram Security Challenge

Nigeria is sliding into anarchy on account of the Boko Haram insurgency as the defense and intelligence establishments seem to be losing their grip on the security challenge.

Boko Haram and the Isolation of Northern Nigeria

Boko Haram and the Isolation of Northern Nigeria

The challenges posed by Boko Haram are emblematic of an emerging security paradigm in Africa where local grievances are fused with international ideology, funding, and technology.

U.S Congress and Boko Haram

U.S Congress and Boko Haram

It is imperative that Congress maintains its careful attention to the rise of Boko Haram and takes all steps in its power to prevent an attack on American interests abroad or the US Homeland.

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