Category: South Sudan

Nigeria’s flawed poll, corruption, state capture… Africa’s uneven democratic performance

     

  Africa’s democratic trajectory is uneven, argues K. Riva Levinson, award-winning author of “Choosing the Hero: My Improbable Journey and the Rise of Africa’s First Woman President.” The evidence? Compare… Read more »

New Early Warning Project for genocide prevention

     

History teaches us that mass atrocities are preventable, notes the Simon-Skjodt Center. From the Holocaust to the genocides in Rwanda, Srebrenica, and Darfur, early warning signs of mass violence went… Read more »

As democracy retreats, famine recurs

     

The economist and philosopher Amartya Sen wrote that famines do not take place in true democracies. If democracy is in worldwide retreat, famines could make a gruesome comeback, The FT’s David… Read more »

Inclusion & empowerment vital for democratic development

     

  Inclusion and empowerment are vital for both democracy and development to take hold in conflict and post-conflict situations, according to Nicholas Haysom, special representative of United Nations Secretary-General Ban… Read more »

Civic Freedom Monitor addresses civil society’s challenges

     

The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) today launched the “Civic Freedom Monitor,” a rebranded version of its long-running NGO Law Monitor – widely recognized as the most comprehensive source… Read more »

World’s most fragile states threaten global stability

     

  The states of Libya and Syria have deteriorated the most over the last decade, posing the greatest threats to global stability, according to the Fragile States Index. “Reflective of… Read more »