Southern Africa Archive

Africa, Central Africa, Features, Security, Southern Africa

The Rise, Fall, and Rise Again of Boko Haram

A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF BOKO HARAM The West African state of Nigeria, currently considered Africa’s largest economy, has, in the north-east of the country,...
36(4) Summer 2015, Central America, Current Feature, East Asia, Eastern Africa, Economics, Environment, Features, Politics, Security, South America, Southern Africa, West Africa

Crime Gone Wild: The Dangers of the International Illegal Wildlife Trade

What widely illegal powdered substance possesses a market value approaching US$100,000 per kilogram? A common guess would be cocaine. However, the answer is actually...
US and African troops participate in a ceremony for US Army Africa's exercises Natural Fire 10 in Uganda in 2009. One of the principal missions of US Army Africa is to promote security and stability in Africa. By United States Army, Public Domain, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.
36(3) Spring 2015, Africa, Central Africa, Current Feature, Eastern Africa, North Africa, North America, Perspectives, Politics, Security, Southern Africa, West Africa

Have US Priorities in Africa Changed: Do Security Concerns Trump Others?

At the end of the first ever US-Africa Leaders Summit on August 7, 2014, President Obama declared that it had been an “extraordinary event,” citing the accomplishments...
36(3) Spring 2015, Africa, Economics, Global Notebook, Politics, Southern Africa

Leading the Long Journey: The Future of the African National Congress

Qunu, a humble farming village in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province, has little reason on its own to enter the consciousness of those more than a few miles...
King Mswati III at the US-Africa Summit
Africa, Blog, Human Rights, North America, Southern Africa

Swaziland and Shared Pathways to Prosperity

The Kingdom of Swaziland has long held a dream of greater prosperity and the time for its realization is nigh. Today, as the emerging...
Soccer on Lido Beach in Mugadishu, Somalia
36(1) Summer 2014, Africa, Eastern Africa, Economics, Perspectives, Southern Africa

Youth Unemployment: A Global Security Challenge

Lido beach in Mogadishu, Somalia, is a 100-mile stretch of white sand lapped by the azure blue waters of the Indian Ocean. On Fridays,...
35(3) Winter 2014, Perspectives, Politics, Southern Africa

Zimbabwe: What Next?

What next? Following another marred election, what is to become of Zimbabwe? With alleged assistance rendous...

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...
By Roberto Stuckert Filho - Presidency of the Republic (Brazil) (Agência Brasil) [CC-BY-3.0-br ( or CC-BY-2.5-br (], via Wikimedia Commons
35(2) Fall 2013, Africa, Economics, Perspectives, Politics, Southern Africa

South Africa in the BRICS

South Africa will celebrate its 20 years of democratic rule next year, following the demise of apartheid in 1994. The ruling African National Congress...

Africa, Blog, Politics, Southern Africa

Zimbabwe: a national future hanging in the balance

Last week, Robert Mugabe’s ZANU-PF party once again stole an election from the Zimbabwean people. The news stories of electoral fraud and corruption only...