Italy’s History in Africa is a Messy Affair

September 16, 2016

In the first of a three-part series, Fasil Amdetsion looks at the evolution of Italy's relationship with its former colonies in the Horn of Africa. Earlier this year, Italy hosted the first ever Italy-Africa Ministerial Conference in Rome. Held at the cavernous travertine-laden Farnesina...

Oppression in Eritrea Leads Soccer Players to Flee

October 16, 2015

Amid government policies that amount to slavery and crimes against humanity, Eritrean soccer players have sought asylum in Botswana. Eritrea’s national soccer team has defected after ten of its players refused to return home following a World Cup qualifier in Botswana. The defection and...

A History of Violence: African Asylum Seekers in Israel

January 29, 2014

The mistreatment of African asylum seekers in Israel is a serious human rights violation. The narrative of hostility, suspicion and aggression towards immigrants and asylum seekers is not new, nor is it unique. Reports of governmental and societal mistreatment of asylum seekers ebb in and out of...

Implications of Iran and Sudan’s Growing Alliance

September 12, 2013

Iran is determined to expand its influence in Africa, and Sudan has a unique role to play.  Recent geopolitical developments across the Middle East and Africa have added momentum to Iran and Sudan’s strategic partnership, an alliance driven primarily by an interest in weakening the power of...