South Africa


How Trump Is Propagating The Myth Of “White Genocide” In South Africa

This week, U.S President Donald Trump tweeted in response to South Africa’s land reforms, reiterating the white supremacist myth of “white genocide” towards white South African land owners by black South Africans. He tweeted to U.S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asking for him to “closely study the South African […]


Trump Tweets South African Government Is Attacking White Farmers

Last Wednesday, Trump tweeted urging Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to “closely study the large scale killing of farmers” in South Africa, heightening the current debate over land seizures from South Africa’s white farmers. The tweet followed a late-night program in which Fox News host Tucker Carlson called South African […]


Grenade Attack During Rally Held By Ethiopian Prime Minister Results In Casualties

Soon after the Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia finished his speech on June 23rd at the Meskel Square, a grenade was denoted causing 10,000 supporters to run in fear of their lives. His supporters were eager to hear about his new reformist agenda. As a result of the attacks, […]


Africa’s Failure At The World Cup: A Reflection Of The Political Systems And Governance Structures?

There has been growing concern about the performance of African teams at major global sporting events especially the FIFA World Football Cup. With the premature exit of all five contending African teams, some Africans have argued that the poor performance of these teams is a clear reflection of the poor […]


The Role Of Youth In Peace And Conflict In Africa

On December 9th, 2015, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) adopted one of the most ground-breaking resolutions in its history; UNSCR 2250 (2015) recognized the need for youths to play an “important and positive role in the maintenance and promotion of international peace security.” UNSCR resolution 2250 identified five key […]


The Danger Of The International Community’s Involvement In South Africa’s Farm Attacks

The current phenomena, in which liberal democracies have become overtaken by the now-global far-right nationalist movement, has been a prominent topic of media coverage in the past few years. However, a majority of the coverage has focused on the Global West: The French Front National, the U.S. Trump administration, and the […]


Persistence of Xenophobic Attacks Against Nigerians In South Africa

The Government of Nigeria has expressed concern over the continued killing of Nigerians in xenophobic attacks in South Africa. This is as findings revealed that one Nigerian is killed weekly as a result of xenophobic attacks in the country. Xenophobia is a hate crime where logic goes beyond the often […]


The Commonwealth Of Nations: Gentleman’s Club Or People-Centered Club?

The 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) has finally closed its doors in the English city of London. It was declared open by Queen Elizabeth II, who called on the CHOGM members to religiously appoint her apparent heir, Charles, Prince of Wales, to succeed her in the largely ceremonial […]


South African President Appeals For Calm After Violent Protests

Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa’s new president, appealed for calm after protests on April 21st.  The citizens of the North West province of South Africa were protesting against their provincial leader on charges of corruption. People in this province have not been getting the resources they need due to a lack […]


Cape Town, Day Zero, And The Implications Of Facing A Water Crisis In The 21st Century

Cape Town has not experienced a significant rainfall in years and is now suffering through a three-year drought that has created a water crisis like none other seen in the 21st century. For the moment, however, it seems that preventative measures have succeeded in pushing back the so-called “Day Zero” […]