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Why We Shouldn’t Ignore What’s Happening in Cameroon

TweetWhen Cameroon’s President Paul Biya decided to switch the internet in Cameroon’s anglophone provinces back on in April after three months, it might have looked like the crisis that had paralysed those parts of the country since the end of … Continue reading

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The post-electoral impasse in the Gambia

TweetDjibril Balde with Kristof Orlans A week after accepting defeat in the Gambia’s 1 December polls, President Yahya Jammeh, in an extraordinary volte-face, rejected the results of the presidential election and ordered soldiers to take control of the Independent Electoral Commission … Continue reading

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“Suicidal for the nation”: an interview with a Burundian politician in hiding

Tweet(This blog first appeared on African Arguments: read original blog here.) Recent events in Burundi have brought the small nation to international attention, even if action remains wanting. The announcement on 23 April by President Nkurunziza that he would run for … Continue reading

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Conflict in South Sudan: refugees seek protection in Uganda and a way home

TweetThis blog first appeared on the African Arguments blog, Making Sense of the Sudans. The independence of South Sudan symbolised a moment of extraordinary achievement and hope. On the one hand, there was optimism that independence had heralded a new … Continue reading

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South Sudan: where now?

TweetLucy Hovil South Sudan is currently on the edge. Reports of an alleged attempted coup in South Sudan on Sunday 15 December were followed by days of reports of firefights all over the capital Juba. On December 19, these were … Continue reading

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Good governance: an antidote to terror?

TweetKenya has paid an excruciatingly heavy price for its regional position in the struggle against Islamic militants. The horror of what has just taken place in Nairobi’s exclusive Westgate shopping mall is both hard to comprehend and dreadfully predictable. It … Continue reading

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Tanzania must learn to be a good neighbour: the perspective from Uganda

TweetJust when we thought that our neighbour, Tanzania, was about to rethink its current policy of expelling other nationals from its soil, another problem came up. The latest news coming out of Tanzania is that some 25,000 Burundians were summarily … Continue reading

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Denial of citizenship rights and the link to atrocity crimes: Calling for greater recognition to be made of the need for inclusive approaches to citizenship

TweetToday, the UN General Assembly is having a dialogue to discuss the Secretary-General’s latest report on the implementation of the responsibility to protect – otherwise known as R2P. The idea behind the responsibility to protect – which effectively affirms the … Continue reading

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The disappearance of Sudan?

TweetA new report by IRRI launched yesterday in Addis Ababa urges Sudan and the African Union (AU) to take a new approach to resolving Sudan’s multiple conflicts and ending the ongoing suffering of its people. The disappearance of Sudan? Life … Continue reading

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When Kenya coughs it is Uganda that catches a cold

TweetToday, 4th March, Kenyans go to the polls to elect a new leader after current President Mwai Kibaki bows out. The elections are being watched with a keen eye across the world, and particularly throughout the region given the wider … Continue reading

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