Vistas | September 26, 2014

Ushahidi Crowdsourcing Platform: A People-Centered Approach to Conflict Transformation in Kenya

“New media technologies have opened avenues for the African people to participate more directly, and more strategically, in public affairs. A closed door of morbid silence has suddenly been flung wide open, and different people-centered initiatives are emerging as the African general public utilizes these new technologies to address societal issues.”

Photo credit to Flickr user Erik (HASH) Hersman. Taken on October 4, 2008. No changes were made. This picture is licensed under CC BY 4.0. Original photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/whiteafrican/2912773378/in/set-72157605424701325
User displays the Ushahidi J2ME App for smartphones.
Essays | September 22, 2014

Article 46A Bis: A Step Backward in Ending Impunity in Africa

“If this retrogressive provision comes into force, the survivors and victims of atrocities will have no option but to seek justice and reparation from elsewhere—in this case, the ICC, which still has jurisdiction to try perpetrators of mass atrocities, regardless of official position—thereby defeating the principle of ‘African solutions to African problems.’ ”

Photo credit to Flickr user Ben Sutherland. Taken on February 15, 2013 in Cape Town, South Africa. No changes were made. This picture is licensed under CC BY 2.0. Original photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bensutherland/8496877807/
Graffiti in Cape Town, South Africa.
Mediation & Reconciliation | September 3, 2014

The Central African Republic Crisis: Neighboring Countries and the Prospects for Peace

“Ultimately [...] the future of peace in the CAR lies in the hands of the leaders and people of the country. The real challenge will be to develop the political will to rise above the current divisions and address the structural roots of the conflict ravaging the country head on.”

Photo credit to Flickr user hdptcar. Picture taken by Pierre Holtz | UNICEF on June 13, 2007. No changes were made. This photo is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0. Original photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/hdptcar/819234356/
A child in the Central African Republic.
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