Loise Ndegwa


About Loise Ndegwa

Loise Ndegwa is currently a Masters student at the University of Cape Town studying International Relations. She is also a Mandela-Rhodes scholar 2016 Cohort.

Main Opposition Party In The Republic Of Guinea Calls For New Protests Against President Conde

The main opposition in the Republic of Guinea, Union des Forces Démocratures de Guinée (UFDG), resumed protests over the local election held in February 2018. The opposition party called for strikes aimed at crippling activity in the capital city of Conakry. Local elections and the protests that followed The local […]


Equatorial Guinea’s Supreme Court Upholds Decision To Dissolve Main Opposition Party

On May 7, the Supreme Court of Equatorial Guinea upheld the February 26 decision to dissolve Citizens for Innovation (CI), the country’s main opposition party. The court rulings also maintained the 30-year jail terms handed to 21 of its members. The military coup and the consequences Dissolving CI came less […]


Four Mass Graves Discovered With Victims Of The Rwandan Genocide In Kigali

On Sunday April 22nd, Rwandans woke up to the news that four mass graves were discovered containing thousands of victims of the Rwandan genocide. This discovery of these graves forces the country’s 11.92 million citizens to once again address one of the most horrific events on African soil. The Rwandan […]


Various Armed Groups Release Over 200 Child Soldiers In South Sudan

Various armed groups in South Sudan released over 200 child soldiers from its ranks within the last week, according to UNICEF. This latest release is part of an effort from the beginning of the year, orchestrated by UNICEF and supporting NGOs, to get over 700 child soldiers to be released. […]


UN Ready To Charge Senior South Sudanese Officers And Officials With War Crimes And Crimes Against Humanity

On 23rd February 2018, the United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) in South Sudan announced that they have enough evidence to charge at least 41 senior officers and officials with war crimes and crimes against humanity during the four-year civil war. Background on the conflict in South Sudan South Sudan, […]


How the African Union Failed The People Of Western Sahara

On 29th January 2018, the member States of the African Union (AU) voted in favour of Morocco re-joining the esteemed body after the North African country left the institution in 1984.  Morocco’s decision to leave the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), the predecessor of the AU, was based on OAU’s […]


Life After Mugabe: The Era Of President Emmerson Mnangagwa

It has been two and a half months since former President Robert Mugabe resigned from office. This momentous occasion ushered in Emmerson Mnangagwa as the third President of Zimbabwe. The Mnangagwa presidency serves as a transitional government that will prepare the country for the upcoming election. During the World Economic […]


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 […]


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 […]


The Members Of Zimbabwe’s New Cabinet: Old Wine In New Wineskins?

On November 22nd, a scenario that seemed impossible to Zimbabweans came true. In a televised address, the Speaker of the Parliament, Jacob Mudenda, read President Robert Mugabe’s resignation letter, effectively ending his 37-year reign in power. The news, as expected, was met with much excitement, leading to streets parties celebrating […]