Africa


Zuma Alleges That Accusations Of Corruption Stem From Widespread Conspiracy

Former South African President Jacob Zuma has alleged before the Zondo Commission that charges against him of corruption and state capture stem from a conspiracy 30 years in the making. Zuma’s proffered counteraccusations include a poisoning attempt against him, a plot implicating the U.S. and the U.K., and spies working […]


Concerning Behavior In The Global Agri-Business Goes Against The Principles Of Free Trade

At a meeting of the World Trade Organization Committee on Agriculture, held on 25th and 26th June, members raised concerns over the US’ announcement made on 23rd May that it would facilitate a second round of its Market Facilitation Package (MFP). The payments will provide US$16 billion to American farmers, […]


ICC Convicts Bosco Ntaganda For War Crimes And Crimes Against Humanity

On 8 July 2019, the International Criminal Court (ICC) gave its verdict on the case against the Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda. The court concluded that the prosecution had proved its case beyond reasonable doubt. Ntaganda was found guilty of 18 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in […]


A New Step For Sudan?

In December 2018 Sudanese citizens protested austerity measures imposed by President Omar Al-Bashir designed to prevent financial collapse. This included a cut to bread and fuel subsidies – enough to spark a mass protest in the nation’s capital, Khartoum. This mass demonstration evolved into calls for Bashir’s total removal along […]


Disinformation And Social Media: A Threat To Security And Peace

This year, disinformation from Russian sources was discovered in the lead up to the European Union’s (EU) parliamentary elections. Disinformation is the malicious intentional spread of false claims, as opposed to misinformation, which refers to the unintentional spread of misleading and false claims. Disinformation in and of itself is a […]


Sudan’s Power Sharing Deal An Important Step Towards Democratic Governance

Sudan’s ruling military council and a coalition of opposition and protest groups have concluded two days of talks on July 5 in the capital, Khartoum, with an agreement to share power in a transition period before elections. African Union (AU) mediator, Mohamed Hassan Lebatt, announced at a news conference that […]