Can Kony 2012 Make a Difference for Ugandan Youth?

Can Kony 2012 Make a Difference for Ugandan Youth?

The “Kony 2012” campaign went viral, while making a call for military to support for a failed regime in Uganda. Watch this discussion on social media and African politics in PBS NewsHour.

UK Takes the Lead in Somalia

UK Takes the Lead in Somalia

The international community should accept that a centralized state structure cannot be reconstituted within the borders of what used to be Somalia.

Prospects and Challenges of the Africa Mining Vision

Two decades after the World Bank took the lead in liberalizing mining codes across Africa, the continent is united on the need to reform their mining codes to derive greater benefits. In 2008, the African Union adopted the African Mining Vision (AMV) 2050, which lays out a roadmap to achieve mining reforms on Africa’s own terms. Under the directive of the AU, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) constituted a body known as the International Study Group (ISG) to produce a report that would provide an intellectual basis for translating the AMV into policy. The report has been produced and was validated at a continent-wide meeting organised by the AU/UNECA in October 2010.

Africa and the Diaspora: The Role and Potential of Region 6

Africa and the Diaspora: The Role and Potential of Region 6

In 2008 (verify date) The African Union established “Region 6”. In addition to the 5 geographic regions of the continent, a 6th region would encompass Africans living outside the continent in the Diaspora.  The goal of “Region 6´ is to create a mutually beneficial link bridging the Diaspora and the African continent. 

Ivory Coast Discussion with Emira Woods

VOA’s Vincent Makori talks to Emira Woods, of the Institute for Policy Studies, on the developments in Ivory Coast.VOA’s Vincent Makori talks to Emira Woods, of the Institute for Policy Studies, on the developments in Ivory Coast.

Has the UN Failed Cote d’Ivoire?

The UN is capable of saving Cote d’Ivoire from collapse but it cannot do so as long as it plays ‘second fiddle’ to the western powers that ‘pay the piper.’

African Union 10 Years Later: Accomplishments and Challenges

African Union 10 Years Later: Accomplishments and Challenges

Please join us for this lively and critical discussion celebrating the 10th anniversary of the African Union. In our quest to assess its challenges, success stories and pitfalls days ahead of the AU Summit, we will analyze and review issues of African political sovereignty, Peer Review Mechanism, AU as a member of the G20, Diaspora / Region 6, Gender Issues, and Conflict Resolution.

Africa: C

Africa: C

The president is using carrots and sticks in Africa, but he might have gotten the two mixed up.

Piracy Redux

The military response to the Somali pirates has only increased their asking price.

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