Dan Kuwali is extraordinary professor of law at the University of Pretoria, South Africa; adjunct professor at the Centre for Security Studies, Mzuzu University, Malawi; and a fellow at the Carr Centre for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, USA. He is the author of Responsibility to Protect: Implementation of Art 4(h) Intervention (2011) and The Responsibility to Protect (2014).

Research and Practice | July 8, 2015

A Soft Power Approach to Eradicating Extremism in Africa

“Leaders, clerics, and scholars at all levels should devise effective strategies to tackle the root causes of extremism and terrorism. The idea is to cultivate a culture of peace, tolerance, and acceptance of unity in diversity, based on diverse African values.”

Photo credit to Albert Gonzalez Farran via Flickr user UNAMID. Taken on May 30, 2012. CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. Image cropped to fit frame. Original photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/unamid-photo/7302281308/
A multipronged approach is needed to eradicate extremism.
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.’ ”

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Graffiti in Cape Town, South Africa.