Mulugeta G Berhe (PhD), Tufts University The United Nations recognises mediation as one of the most effective methods of preventing, managing and above all, resolving conflicts.
Getty Images Mukesh Kapila, University of Manchester I first visited the North Kivu region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in 1994 during the genocide in neighbouring Rwanda.
Chen Reis, University of Denver The World Health Organization (WHO) is under fire after allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse surfaced last month.
One of the reasons that democracy is valued is that, by empowering all citizens to have a say in the running of the country, it is expected to ensure that economic and political opportunities are more broadly shared.
The capture of democratic political systems by private power networks is arguably the greatest threat to civil liberties and inclusive development in Africa. That’s the conclusion of two new reports that address the issue of threats to democracy on the continent.
Oslo, Norway/ — Increased violence in Burkina Faso has forced an average of 13,000 people a week to flee their homes since April. Nearly 500 civilians were killed, with attacks by armed groups in Solhan and Arbinda towns marking the two deadliest in Burkina Faso’s recent history.
ECOWAS is effectively protecting ousted president Alpha Condé, who manipulated the constitution to run for another term. Cellou Binani/AFP via Getty Images Benjamin Maiangwa, Lakehead University The latest coup in Guinea and the reaction of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to suspend the country’s membership have yet again demonstrated the ineffectiveness of […]