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John O. Kakonge

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Kenya to UN Office at Geneva and other International Organizations

"Child-friendly spaces" like this one to the north of the country provide a sanctuary and some safety from violence and development struggle in Africa
36(2) Fall 2014/Winter 2015, Africa, Analysis, Perspectives, Politics

A Vexing Issue Revisited: Confronting Africa’s Development Challenges

Over the past decade, African countries have experienced varying economic and political fortunes. Several economies, such as the ones of Ghana, Ethiopia, Rwanda and...
Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman arrives at the United Nations to participate in a trilateral meeting with Joint Special Representative Brahimi and Russian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Gatilov in Geneva, Switzerland on February 13, 2014, via US Dept of State
Africa, Blog, Eastern Africa, Politics

Meetings, Meetings, Meetings—but to what effect?

Meetings and conferences are invaluable in bringing people together to exchange ideas and experiences, make decisions, and iron out problems. These gatherings, however, also...
Africa, Blog, Human Rights, Perspectives, West Africa

Addressing African Development Challenges

A “national dialogue” is an inclusive method of socio-political action that brings together the key stakeholders to discuss a crisis or looming crisis that...

Africa, Blog, Economics, Human Rights, Perspectives

A Synopsis of Common Donor Challenges in Post-Conflict Countries of Africa

Over the last three decades, Africa has experienced many challenges, ranging from those caused by natural disasters, diseases and pests to man-made...