2016

South Africa | January 5, 2017

Fees Must Fall: Lessons from Student Struggles in South Africa

South Africa is currently undergoing a resurgence in student protests, with students agitating for free, decolonized education. The most prominent of these movements are Rhodes Must Fall and Fees Must Fall. What, exactly, are RMF and FMF? In a nutshell, they are an expression of a deep problem haunting “post-colonial” Africa in general and South […]

Photo credit to Paul Saad, Flickr User Paul Saad. Taken on October 23, 2015 in Pretoria, South Africa. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. No changes were made. Original photo https://www.flickr.com/photos/kartaba/22409701965
Fees Must Fall Protest in Pretoria, South Africa.
Kenya | October 12, 2016

Do Religious Communities Hold the Key to Counter-Radicalization in Kenya?

  In the post-9/11 environment, religious communities have been considered vital partners in efforts to counter radicalization widely believed to be a factor that drives acts of violent extremism. Violent extremism is considered a transition phase in the radicalization process and is marked by the mobilization of violence. One notion of community defines it as […]

Rev. Timothy Njoya stands next to riot police during a march dubbed "Kenya ni Kwetu" in Kenya's capital Nairobi February 13, 2014. REUTERS/Noor Khamis
Rev. Timothy Njoya stands next to riot police during a march dubbed ''Kenya ni Kwetu'' in Kenya's capital Nairobi February 13, 2014. REUTERS/Noor Khamis