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After Mubarak The Politics of Modern Military Pharaohs

"In recent weeks Egypt has seen perhaps the greatest destabilisation of its political, economic, and social order since the end of the Muhammad Ali Dynasty in 1952. The ouster of President Hosni Mubarak came after an eighteen-day public protest in...

The Banyamulenge and the Unmaking of the Congolese State: Issues and Prospects

"This policy brief attempts to examine Joseph Kabila’s relationship with the Banyamulenge and assess whether this relationship would lead to the Banyamulenge’s feeling more accepted as Congolese or continuing to be regarded as ‘foreigners’, as t...

Is Democracy a ‘Shared Value’ that Unites Africa?

"The values that are espoused and embraced in numerous AU documents are mostly not reflected in the actions of the AU and many of its member states. These failings and failures of the AU need to be addressed, and it is clear that the system needs...

The Collapse of Gbagbo’s Regime and Ouattara’s Ascension Prospects and Challenges Ahead for Côte d’Ivoire

"Since December 2010, Côte d’Ivoire has witnessed the recurrence of a political crisis which was triggered by disputed presidential elections. This political crisis was a brutal assault on the country’s hopes and aspirations for peace. It also ch...

The Political, Economic and Social Dynamics of Nigeria: A Synopsis

"The political economy of a country is pivotal to its economic dynamics as well as its social system. While politics and the process of politicking do not necessarily give rise to the social structure of a people, the institutional framework, proc...

The 13th Ordinary Session of the African Union and the Question of a United States of Africa

"This paper is primarily concerned with the decision which seeks to transform the AU Commission into the AU Authority as an important step towards continental political unification. It analyses the rationale behind and approach towards political ...

Ethnicity and Arms Proliferation in the Great Lakes Region Challenges to Peace and Democracy

"It would be difficult to assume that the Rwandan genocide of 1994 was not predicted and far less difficult to think it could have been prevented. The genocide represents a high point of a diabolic pseudo-Fascist plan by the majority Hutu to estab...

The International Criminal Court and the Trial of Charles Taylor Implications for Africa

"This policy brief puts into perspective the trial of the former president of Liberia, Charles Taylor, at the International Criminal Court (ICC) for his clandestine role in Sierra Leone Civil War of 1991–2002. The brief gives a critical analysis o...

Uganda on the Eve of 50: The Legitimacy Challenge Aid, Autocrats, Plunder and an Independence-Era Jinx

"On the eve of turning 50 after independence, Uganda still faces the legitimacy challenge that dogged many African countries at independence, as ruling parties used state institutions to buy elections and the opposition, or to outlaw or jail compe...

Leadership Crisis and the Debacle of Kenya’s 27th December 2007 General Elections

"This brief puts into perspective the 27 December 2007 electoral debacle through an analysis of its causal factors and implications on the country’s multi-party democratic electoral system. The analysis proceeds from the premise that the country h...

Liberation Heritage Route: Reminiscent of the Painful Past or a Road to the Future?

"In 2009, a series of thirteen sites within South Africa was submitted to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) for World Heritage status. Linked together by a common narrative of the liberation struggle, th...

The Aftermath of the BRICS Fifth Summit: The Contradictions of International Political Economy

"This brief seeks to analyse whether the new global actor consisting of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS), as an emerging political and institutional force of the South, can contend economically with the hegemony of the West. C...

Dani Wadada Nabudere’s Theoretical Explanation of Imperialism: an Exemplary Contribution to its Concrete Understanding

"The purpose of this brief is to pay tribute to Dani Wadada Nabudere as a distinguished multidisciplinary African scholar of Uganda with a high academic and scholarly reputation in Africa and the rest of the world. He did much to capture the theo...

The Negative Costs of Delaying the African Capacity for Immediate Response to Crises

France managed to stop Jihadi militants from the northern Region in their tracks after they launched an offensive bid to take over the running of Mali, under Operation Serval, whereby the African Union was caught unprepared and highly embarrassed....

AIDS in Southern Africa Thoughts About its Possible Origins

"The truth about the origins of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) continues to be evasive. While hope is growing that the world might one day conquer this deadly virus, as evidence points to a declining trend in new infections, the question t...

The ANC Polokwane Conference and its Aftermath

"This article seeks to analyse the ANC Polokwane conference and its consequences from a theoretical platform. It utilises the recent history of the ANC and lessons from other political parties to draw evidence of the theoretical hypothesis. Finall...

The Evolving Concept and Institution of Sovereignty Challenges and Opportunities

"Sovereignty has continuously metamorphosed over the years in terms of its norms and practices. This evolving character of sovereignty has been hailed by those who advocate a responsible and accountable sovereign authority, and lamented by those w...

Challenges for Women in Peacebuilding in West Africa

"This paper examines the challenges women’s groups have faced in peacebuilding in West Africa, predominantly using the experience of the Women Peace and Security Network –Africa (WIPSEN-Africa). The paper will share experiences of women in peac...

On South Africa’s Intervention on the African Continent: Utopia and myth distinguished

"This policy brief examines South Africa’s role in resolving some of the intricate crises on the African continent. The focus is on the perceived predatory nature of South Africa’s relations with the rest of the continent, and why such relations a...

Issue-Based Politics vs Personality-Based Politics A Tale of Two Nations

The question of whether the South African and American political environments have been dominated mostly by personality-based politics as opposed to issue-based politics is important to address. The argument in this paper is that although there i...

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