Category: Africa

Dalai Lama urges Suu Kyi to address Rohingya tensions

     

  The horrific violence in the Middle East, which in the case of Syria has led to the greatest refugee crisis in a generation, and appalling terrorist attacks — as we were sadly… Read more »

North Korean workers protest

     

….. in Kuwait. North Korea has summoned dozens of workers from the Gulf state for staging a mass strike in protest at their working conditions, reports suggest: According to Radio Free Asia,… Read more »

Africa’s Democratic Hurdles

     

The political upheavals in Burkina Faso and Burundi have recently drawn international attention to the issue of term limits, but African leaders’ assaults on constitutional tenure restrictions have been under… Read more »

DRC test for sanctions policy in Sub-Saharan Africa

     

Concerned over Congolese President Joseph Kabila’s apparent attempts to cling to power, U.S. officials are pushing for sanctions against his inner circle but running into opposition from European powers wary… Read more »

Nigeria ‘running on empty’?

     

A former Nigerian military dictator has just won a historic democratic election and is sworn in amidst tremendous international and domestic goodwill, notes analyst Amaka Anku. He immediately goes to… Read more »

Setting a precedent? Habré trial a model for international justice

     

Former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré has been found guilty by a Dakar court of crimes against humanity, rape, and sexual slavery. Habré’s trial marked the first of an ex-leader by… Read more »

Youthful dissent challenges Angola’s elite

     

Angola’s ruling elites are no more or less corrupt than their Western counterparts. Or that at least was the claim of H.E. Antonio Luvualu de Carvalho, the regime’s Roaming Ambassador,… Read more »

Persistence is key to supporting African democracy

     

Persistence is the key to the United States becoming a more effective partner in supporting democratic development in Africa, a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing was told this week. The continent has… Read more »

Democracy support strategies in Africa are effective

     

  The human and financial stakes are high in democracy promotion. It is not enough to know which contexts are most ripe or hostile for democratic development. Effective democracy promotion… Read more »