South Africa


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 […]


Is History Repeating Itself? Pondoland Residents Strive To Conserve Their Land In Fight Reminiscent Of 1960s Apartheid Struggle

With a year having passed since the murder of environmental activist Sikhosiphi “Bazooka” Rhadebe, the number of arrests and charges made remains unjustifiably at zero. Witnessed by his 17-year-old son at their home in Pondoland, Rhadebe was shot 8 times in the head. The brutal murder of Rhadebe and his […]


Waning Strength Of The International Criminal Court?

The International Criminal Court (ICC) seated in the Netherlands has recently suffered numerous blows to its legitimacy as African nations like Burundi, the Gambia, and South Africa all vowed to leave the Court in 2016. The countries’ decisions to withdraw from the Rome Statute, or the foundational legal document of […]


South Africa: In Opposition To The Legacy Of Nelson Mandela

For over five years now, Africans have supported the mass killing of their fellow African brothers and sisters. Countries like Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Morocco, Egypt, Sudan, Somalia, and South Africa have been blacklisted by many research experts in homicide and genocide attacks. South Africa, a country that has witnessed one of […]


South Africa, Nigeria, And Xenophobia: An Ongoing Crisis

Once a symbol of African solidarity, non-racial discrimination, prosperity, and job prospects, South Africa has fallen into xenophobic sentiment once again. Riots targeting foreign-owned businesses have been followed by violent clashes and random beatings with security forces dispersed and armed with rubber bullets, water cannons, and riot gear. In 2008, more […]


Homes And Shops Burned In Anti-Migrant South Africa Attacks

The upturn in the violence that has characterized the past few weeks in major South African cities, namely Johannesburg and the capital Pretoria is, according to observers, extremely worrying as it harkens back to similar (if not more violent) xenophobic incidents of previous years. Police were forced to use tear […]