South Africa


Israel Withdrawal From UNESCO Confirmed

On December 29, 2017, after lengthy anticipation, Director-General Audrey Azoulay officially announced Israel’s withdrawal from the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) after being a member since September 1, 1949. Azoulay’s statement makes it evident that Israel’s withdrawal was directly in line with the United States’s withdrawal earlier last […]


Mandela Funeral Fiasco Further Indicates Rotten Core Of ANC

In the final weeks of build-up to the ANC’s leadership election on December 16th, a corruption scandal involving the misappropriation of funds for the funeral of Nelson Mandela in 2013 has further brought into focus the overwhelming need for extensive reform of South Africa’s ruling party. Last week, South Africa’s anti-corruption […]


The Racial Divide In South Africa Widens With Ongoing Violence Toward The Farming Community

On Monday, predominantly white protesters stormed the motorways and road network of South Africa, after a spate of farm-based murders of fellow white people. According to AfriForum, this year approximately 72 white farmers have been brutally murdered in over 300 attacks, with the most recent happening during the protest, when […]


The ANC’s Policy Conference: A New Push For South African Democracy Or Another Sideshow?

Only time can tell whether the ANC’s 5th policy conference has put in motion a fresh push for true democracy in South Africa, but optimists should proceed with caution. The conference, held from the 30th June to 5th July in Johannesburg, tabled promising proposals for the overhaul of the electoral […]


ICC Rules That South Africa Went Against The Rome Statute In 2015 By Failing To Arrest President Bashir

On July 13th, war crimes judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) ruled that South Africa went against the Rome Statute when they failed to arrest the Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir while attending the African Union Summit in Johannesburg in 2015. The ICC has been investigating President Bashir since 2005 […]


The Gambia’s Next Step Towards Peace Must Be Measured

The election of Adama Barrow as President in The Gambia represented a shift from the brutal regime of Yahya Jammeh, where human rights concerns ran rampant. The progress made by the Barrow presidency could help to aid a population where about one-third of the population live with an income of […]