Special Issue: Ghana's 2016 Elections- Restoring Hope in Democracy? | January 12, 2017

Ghana’s Media Comes of Age in Elections Coverage

Media coverage of elections have come a long way since the transition elections of 1992. However, despite improvements, challenges still persist. Some commentators note that election coverage often fails to properly interrogate electoral issues, campaign promises and manifestos in a manner that demands accountability or enables the voters to make well-informed choices  at the polls. Also, […]

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Ghana: Training für Bürgerjournalisten in Ghana
Africa | January 9, 2017

Writing on African Peacebuilding: Reflection on Personal Experiences

Since everyone writes differently, formulating a standard set of advice on how best to pull together your research into an effective book, book chapter, article, or policy paper or brief is very difficult. In offering my personal experiences as a guide, I want to highlight choices and challenges I have faced, decisions I have made, […]

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.
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
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