The 30th Summit Of The African Union And Its Implications For Regional Peace And Security

The 30th Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Summit was held between the 22 and 29 of January 2018, at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Led by Rwandan President Paul Kagame, the newly-elected AU Chairperson, the Summit’s core theme was ‘Winning the Fight Against Corruption: A Sustainable […]

Libya Tawergha Families Barred From Returning Home

Libyan gunman and civilian authorities in the coastal city of Misrata have blocked tens of thousands of people from returning to their hometown of Tawergha, after seven years of forced displacement. Reports of armed groups burning their tents in their makeshift desert camps and threatening families with heavy weapons highlight […]

Libyan Migration And The EU’s ‘Policy Of Containment’

On Friday, CNN uncovered a video of Sudanese migrants kidnapped and tortured for ransom in Libya. The video showed victims being whipped while they begged their families to send money for their freedom.  After strong pressure from social media, Libyan Special Forces intervened and arrested four men found at the location and freed […]

The Illusion Of Democratic Peace In Sub-Saharan Africa

More than 50 years since the process of independence began in the African continent – at the height of the Cold War – the discussion of democratic peace still looms. Scholars, governments and concerned citizens alike contemplate the implementation of democratization throughout Sub-Saharan Africa, which is heavily influenced by the […]

Supreme Court To Hear Case For Third Travel Ban

The Supreme Court of the United States has agreed to hear arguments from both sides for the third and latest installment of President Donald Trump’s travel ban. The ban, first signed in September 2017 after the second version expired, bans individuals from eight countries from entering the United States and […]

Human Trafficking From The Horn Of Africa Into The Arab Peninsula

When discussing African immigrants seeking greener pastures, most media sources discuss the migrant routes into Europe. Many of these stories focus on trafficking and smuggling routes in the most used route in Libya by gangs and militias who have chosen to exploit vulnerable persons. The recent stories of the slave […]

Modern Slavery And Human Trafficking In Libya

Every year, thousands of people pour across Libya’s borders. They are either refugees or poor migrants searching for better opportunities in Europe. Last month, the African Union expressed outrage after a footage of Sub-Saharan migrants being sold at slave markets in Libya was released. In the video, young men were […]