Fair Observer: Best of the Month

December 31, 2013

Fair Observer's five best articles of May. This has been an eventful month. A gory murder of a soldier in London has shocked much of the world. The barbarity that one associates with Africa and Afghanistan suddenly seems close to home. In the immediate aftermath of this tragedy, President...

The Arab Spring and Africa’s Place in History

May 24, 2013

Dr. Jonathan Hill looks at the coining of phrases surrounding "Spring Revolutions" and how Africa follows its own path. "At this point we leave Africa, not to mention it again. For it has no historical part in the world; …Historical movements in it – that is in its...

Moving Towards an African Spring?

April 14, 2013

Background Fourteen countries have been part of the Arab Spring, seven of which are in Africa. Apart from their cultural significance, all nations affected by the Arab Spring also share a history of decolonisation from, predominantly, European occupiers at different stages in their histories. Most...