Central Africa Archive

35(4) Spring 2014, Africa, Central Africa, Economics, Human Rights, Perspectives

Nigeria and Her Security Challenges

Nigeria’s importance to global security hinges on the fact she is not only the most populous country in Africa, but also strategically located in...
Blog, Central Africa, Economics, Science & Technology

Kenyan Aquifers: New Hope for Thirsty Africa

The fact that Africa is facing the grave issue of draught is not news for anyone and has been widely discussed a countless number...

Blog, Central Africa, Politics, Security

Repeating Rwanda

Has the world learnt its lessons? 

 

In 1994 over 500,000 men, women and children were slaughtered over the course of 6 months in the tiny...

35(2) Fall 2013, Africa, Central Africa, East Asia, Eastern Africa, Economics, Education, Environment, Health, Human Rights, North America, Politics, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Southern Africa, West Africa, Western Europe, World in Review

Future of International Aid: Helping the Helpless by Finding Altruism in Self-Interest

By 2015, we will have nearly eradicated extreme poverty and hunger throughout the world by halving the proportion of people living on under $1.25 per day. We...
Blog, Central Africa, Human Rights, Science & Technology

Global Connectivity: Your iPhone and Human Rights Violations in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Seem pretty unrelated? Sadly, they are not. Many of your electronics, like your smartphone, have micro-processing chips that require precious metals, such as gold,...

Blog, Central Africa, Security

Why No Outrage?

July 2010, Terry Jones, an American pastor in Florida, announced he planned to burn 200 copies of the Quran on Sept. 11 of that...

Africa, Central Africa, Global Notebook, Politics

Staying the Course

After a shocking month of bloodletting that erupted in the wake of the December 2007 elections, Kenya appears to have recovered well. A new...

Africa, Analysis, Central Africa, Eastern Africa

Failure to Protect

International failure in responding to genocide in Darfur should be occasion for the deepest shame. Inaction has already cost hundreds of thousands of lives...

Africa, Central Africa, Global Notebook, Human Rights, Politics

On the Air

Rwanda’s stringent media policies stand in stark contrast to the recent improvements in Africa’s freedom of the press. The issue is complicated by the...

Africa, Central Africa, Economics, Global Notebook, Politics, Security

Plundering Peace

After campaigns of ethnic cleansing, militias of child soldiers, and at least 3 million deaths in the past six years, relief has finally arrived...