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.… Continue
Added by Joseph N Sany on December 9, 2013 at 11:54am —
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… Continue
Added by Joseph N Sany on September 20, 2013 at 1:11pm —
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… Continue
Added by Jolene Hansell on July 8, 2013 at 9:41am —
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
The conference objectives are: Continue
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;
Added by Nerida Nthamburi on May 20, 2013 at 6:41am —
Added by Michelle Lee Rosenthal, LMSW on May 12, 2012 at 2:30am —
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… Continue
Added by Jennifer Lentfer on May 11, 2012 at 7:00am —
One hundred years of African intellectual activism
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… Continue
Added by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji on April 7, 2012 at 9:13pm —
- 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 —
- 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 —
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...
- @InnovateAfrica – About to unleash the philanthropic and intellectual capital of the African Diaspora for collective social investment on the continent!
- Re-Action – A private-sector…
Added by Jennifer Lentfer on January 3, 2012 at 12:38pm —
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Added by Rebecca Sargent on December 20, 2011 at 7:58pm —
- 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.
Added by Rebecca Sargent on December 13, 2011 at 7:38pm —
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… Continue
Added by Chief Suleman Chebe on September 1, 2011 at 3:54pm —
Washington's "Long War" against Africa
by Prof. James Petras
Added by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji on September 1, 2011 at 3:03am —
The Legacy of Julius Nyerere
Added by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji on June 12, 2011 at 1:38am —
Added by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji on June 11, 2011 at 11:29pm —
- 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 —
- Are women in war-torn countries faring any better today than they did a decade ago? The UNFPA's 2010 State of World Population report, released on Wednesday attempted to answer this question inconclusively. The report suggests taking a broader look at the relationships between women and conflict, paying special attention to the…
Added by Rebecca Sargent on October 22, 2010 at 6:25pm —
- The New Economics Foundation found that the earth is using up resources faster than ever. The study monitors nature’s capital and concluded that this year the earth was using up its own natural
resources to support itself a full month earlier than in the previous
- August 19th was World Humanitarian Day. The…
Added by Rebecca Sargent on August 20, 2010 at 10:26am —
This week in conflict...
- Rwanda's election process saw…
Added by Rebecca Sargent on August 13, 2010 at 1:00pm —