All Blog Posts Tagged 'African' (27)

Welcoming a Hybrid Attempt at Justice for the Central African Republic

[This article was first published in the World Section of the Huffington Post on 14 July 2015].

By Jesica L. Santos*

14 July 2015

On 22 April 2015, the Transitional Council in the…


Added by Jesica L. Santos on October 22, 2015 at 10:35am — No Comments

1st Annual Peacekeeping Africa Week

Special Representative to the Secretary General, UNITED NATIONS Mr Martin Kobler is scheduled to deliver a keynote address…


Added by Zak Mntambo on June 9, 2015 at 7:39am — No Comments

Building a Racially Just Society: Psychological Insights

by Roy Eidelson, Mikhail Lyubansky, and Kathie Malley-Morrison

Authors Note. As three white psychologists, we offer this brief essay with the awareness that our perspective is necessarily limited by our lived experience as members of the privileged racial class. Through our many years of work as both psychologists and activists, we know first-hand how contentious and…


Added by Kathleen Malley-Morrison on November 20, 2014 at 5:56pm — No Comments

From Mali to Central African Republic: Is the Colonial Cop Back?

The recent decision by France to send over 800 soldiers to help stabilize the failed state of Central African Republic (CAR) and stop a transnational conflict is a laudable one. This decision reinforces a growing pattern in France foreign policy in Africa. In Cote d’Ivoire, France’s right-wing President Nicholas Sarkozy spearheaded the UN efforts to oust Laurent Gbagbo and instate Alasane Dramane Ouattara, the alleged winner of the presidential elections.…


Added by Joseph N Sany on December 9, 2013 at 11:54am — No Comments

Central African Republic: Descent into Chaos

Since the March 24, 2013, coup d’état that toppled President François Bozizé of the Central African Republic (CAR), the country has fallen on a downward spiral of lawlessness and chaos largely unnoticed by the international community and the media. Looting, extra-judicial killings, displacement and frequent outbreak of diseases have become the daily norm for this landlocked African country of 4.6 million inhabitants. According to UN agencies, since the coup, 206 000 people have been…


Added by Joseph N Sany on September 20, 2013 at 1:11pm — 1 Comment

The African Criminal Court: An African Solution for African Problems?

At the African Union (AU) Summit meeting in July the African Heads of State are expected to finalize and adopt the creation of the African Criminal Court. The creation of a regional criminal court is unprecedented and may come into conflict with the existing International Criminal Court (ICC), but the question is: is an African own justice process, outside the hand of “western” influences, what is needed to foster security and peace on the Continent?


The African Court of…


Added by Jolene Hansell on July 8, 2013 at 9:41am — 3 Comments

Call for Abstracts- Women Steering Innovative Leadership in Africa International Conference: deadline 31st May 2013

Urgent Action Fund-Africa (UAF-Africa) and its partners are convening the inaugural Women

Steering Innovative Leadership in Africa International Conference, scheduled to be held in

September 2013.

The conference objectives are:

 To contribute towards the development of a new generation of transformative and

visionary leaders in Africa;

 To appreciate the multifaceted meaning of leadership and the roles and responsibilities

of transformative leaders;

 To…


Added by Nerida Nthamburi on May 20, 2013 at 6:41am — No Comments

Friday’s Poetic Pause: “Paper Over People”

Once in a while someone will say something to you that perfectly encapsulates what you’ve been trying to convey, only in a more concise, elegant or articulate way. @Semhar Araia, founder of the Diaspora African Women’s Network did that for me in a conversation recently, and her brilliant summary has stayed with me over the last few weeks, resulting in this poem last night.

I dedicate it to her and the…


Added by Jennifer Lentfer on May 11, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

seeded by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji - One Hundred Years of African Intellectual Activism

One hundred years of African intellectual activism

Naledi Pandor


Address by the South African Minister of Science and Technology at the Archie Mafeye memorial lecture.

It is no accident that the founding leaders of post-colonial African countries - men like Nkrumah, Nyerere, Mandela – were able to articulate ideologies and…


Added by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji on April 7, 2012 at 9:13pm — No Comments

This Week in African Conflict... February 21st-28th, 2012.

  • Experts say the increasing trend of illicit financial flows are posing a great threat to Africa’s fragile growth as they pump back more dollars to developed countries than those send to poor African states.
  • The Open Society Media Program released background papers earlier this month on Mapping Digital…

Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 28, 2012 at 8:07pm — No Comments

This Week in African Conflict... January 23rd-31st, 2012.

  • The African Union summit in Addis Ababa ended in deadlock after the group failed to chose a new chairman for the executive commission. A new election was then scheduled to be held in June or July, though they managed to elect President Boni Yayi of Benin as the new…

Added by Rebecca Sargent on January 31, 2012 at 10:19pm — No Comments

12 to watch in 2012

I know, I know. I’m supposedly on a self-declared shut-down, but I couldn’t resist sharing my top 12 people, trends, sites, and organizations to watch in 2012!!

In no particular order...

  1. @InnovateAfrica – About to unleash the philanthropic and intellectual capital of the African Diaspora for collective social investment on the continent!
  2. Re-Action – A private-sector…

Added by Jennifer Lentfer on January 3, 2012 at 12:38pm — 3 Comments

This Week in African Conflict... December 13th-20th, 2011.

Hello, hope all is well!

This week’s conflict reports will be a little thinner than usual, as I have been feeling a bit under the weather the last couple days and haven’t been reading as extensively as normal. Please be sure to add anything I have missed in the comments below or send via email to



  • The New…

Added by Rebecca Sargent on December 20, 2011 at 7:58pm — No Comments

This Week in African Conflict... December 7th-13th, 2011.

  • Transparency International’s new report concluded that police forces in eastern Africa are perceived as the most corrupt body among the six institutions surveyed; the police, judiciary, customs, registry and permit services, land services, medical services, tax revenue, utilities and education systems. According to the report, 54% of people surveyed reported to have paid a bribe in the past year.
  • The…

Added by Rebecca Sargent on December 13, 2011 at 7:38pm — No Comments

Attitude Adjustments in Africa(AAA)


One day a Nigerian friend of mine asked if poverty is a curse or a mental disease in Africa. I replied by saying that in my view, poverty is not a curse; it is mental condition which can be treated like a headache.

I believe Africa is poor only because of the poor and broken mentality of the African people today. It is not because Africa somehow does not have what it takes to be a prosperous continent. I told my friend that, the vast majority of people in Nigeria are…


Added by Chief Suleman Chebe on September 1, 2011 at 3:54pm — 3 Comments

seeded by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji - Washington's "Long War" against Africa - Prof. James Petras


Washington's "Long War" against Africa




Added by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji on September 1, 2011 at 3:03am — No Comments

seeded by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji - The Legacy of Julius Nyerere

The Legacy of Julius Nyerere

The Honourable Abdulrahman Kinana, former speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly and Tanzanian minister, has produced a short film entitled ‘The Legacy of Julius Nyerere’ which recently made its North American premiere at the Institute of African Studies’ March 2011…

Added by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji on June 12, 2011 at 1:38am — No Comments

seeded by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji - Remembering Ndeh Ntumuzah -African Freedom Fighter

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A former leader of liberation movement, the Union of the Peoples of Cameroon, Ndeh Ntumuzah was a freedom fighter who devoted his life to the struggle for African independence and emancipation. Horace Campbell pays tribute to a ‘remarkable…

Added by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji on June 11, 2011 at 11:29pm — No Comments

This week in conflict... October 23rd-29th, 2010.


  • Vincenc Fisas of the School for a Culture of Peace released his report on the progress of peace processes in the third quarter of 2010. Sudan, Chad, the Western Sahara, Myanmar talks with the NLD, China-Tibet talks, Israeli-Palestinian talks and Yemen were all listed as progressing poorly in their respective peace…

Added by Rebecca Sargent on October 29, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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