South Sudan’s Seemingly Unending War

South Sudan seceded from Sudan in July 2011 to become an independent, sovereign nation. However two years later, in December 2013, disagreements between two former rebel leaders Riek Machar and President Salvar Kirr plunged the nation into what would become a seemingly unending civil war. South Sudan has two main sides of political divide: SPLM,…

What is this so-called Wind of Change in South Africa?

The power of incumbency is such a hot topic for political debate in Africa. A sitting African president appearing on national TV, not for any other purpose, but to read out a resignation speech, is typically not an African thing. But when this happens, like we recently witnessed in South Africa, how should we tell…

Is The ICC Selectively Targeting African Leaders?

Presently, a total of 124 countries are State Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) comprising 34 African states, 28 Latin American and Caribbean States 25 Western European and other states, 19 Asia-Pacific States and 18 Eastern Europe countries. Accordingly, the African continent has the highest number of state parties to…

Does Foreign Aid To Africa Do More Harm Than Good?

With a heavy heart and good intentions, people from around the world give money away to charities in hopes of bringing greater global prosperity to nations struggling to develop. But does foreign aid to Africa really help? This question is regularly pondered by politicians and economists around the world, but at its core, is highly…

Does Foreign Aid To Africa Do More Harm Than Good?

With a heavy heart and good intentions, people from around the world give money away to charities in hopes of bringing greater global prosperity to nations struggling to develop. But does foreign aid to Africa really help? This question is regularly pondered by politicians and economists around the world, but at its core, is highly…