Africa This Month: Democracy Deepens Amidst Economic Woes

August 31, 2016

Elections, free, fair and not-so-fair, at a time of economic crisis mark a deepening of democracy in a continent where Big Men once ruled with impunity. Power abhors a vacuum. In many parts of Africa, independence from European imperial powers was just a ceremonial transfer of power to local...

Nelson Mandela: A Man for the Ages

December 14, 2013

A eulogy for a leader who uplifted humanity. On Sunday, we bid a final farewell to this generation’s most beloved leader. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, a man for the ages, will be laid to rest. Leaders and dignitaries from all over the world have flocked to little-known Qunu, in South Africa,...

Rome Statute: The ICC and the Emergent Peril of Executive Fiat

November 27, 2013

A proposed amendment to the Rome Statute could herald a setback in international law. The 12th session of the Assembly of State Parties of the International Criminal Court (ICC) is taking place at The Hague in the Netherlands. It began on November 20, 2013, and is scheduled to come to a close on...

Southern Sudan: Hopes and Challenges for the World’s Newest State

July 08, 2011

Murithi Mutiga and Samuel Ollunga state that though the liberation and formation of Southern Sudan comes at a huge cost, it brings new hope to a war-weary people. The leader Salva Kiir faces enormous challenges in getting the country to its feet. At the stroke of midnight on July 9, bells will...