Radar | November 22, 2016

South Africa’s Withdrawal from the Rome Statute: A Commentary on Moral Equivalence in International Relations

Although not entirely unexpected, South Africa’s announcement that it had taken steps to withdraw from the Rome Statute, the founding treaty of the International Criminal Court (ICC), has baffled many observers. South Africa is generally seen as a champion of human rights, given its liberal constitution, the existence of a strong civil society advocacy for […]

South Africa’s withdrawal is due to take effect a year after the United Nations Secretary General receives notification from government. Photo: Flickr
South Africa’s withdrawal is due to take effect a year after the United Nations Secretary General receives notification from government. Photo: Flickr
Kenya | October 26, 2016

“Africanizing” Media Coverage of Threats to Peace and Security on the Continent

  A recent surge of terrorism has compounded preexisting threats to Africa’s peace and security, manifesting in complex forms of conflicts that are undermining the continent’s developmental ambitions. Creative solutions are needed to mitigate conflict and address the new threats, which include religious fundamentalism and extreme forms of violence. Of particular note is terrorism, now […]

AFP - The US militant known as al-Amriki, who died last year, used to front al-Shabab videos
AFP - The US militant known as al-Amriki, who died last year, used to front al-Shabab videos
Uncategorized | October 19, 2016

Africa’s Development: The Paradox of Continental Integration and Closed Borders

By: Obijiofor Aginam[1] The Crux of the Argument  The decolonization of most of Africa which largely occurred in the decade of the 1960s – heralded by the independence of Ghana in 1957 – led to the formation of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) on 25 May, 1963. One of the primary aims of OAU […]

FLICKR / BBC WORLD SERVICE
FLICKR / BBC WORLD SERVICE
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
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