The EU is unveiling a number of new initiatives to improve its approach to peace building. But it still needs to do more to tackle the deep-rooted causes of conflict.
While the collective economic power of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa may be waning, the foundation of the group’s political partnership remains strong.
The whole notion of volunteering in Rwanda fits with the awakening of civil society and the desire by communities to determine their own destinies.
Nearly every country facing an extremist insurgency is run by a kleptocratic clique. Corruption, in other words, has security implications.
In recent weeks, a Nigerian official went on record alleging that some $20 billion of his country’s oil revenue had gone missing in just the past 18 months.
China’s rapid development can offer inspiration and direction for Africans, but Africa’s leaders must translate the lessons of China’s experience into a path that fits local contexts.
Mandela was the avatar of an era that reminded the world that history is made by men and women of courage and that it can dismiss in the blinking of an eye all that seems unchanging.
The growing relationship between China and the African continent has sparked debate about existing development models and alternative methods of international development financing.
Aiding democratic progress in Africa faces an array of ongoing and emergent challenges, ranging from chronically weak state capacity to rising pressures in some parts of the continent from Islamist extremists.
China’s increasing role as a donor in the African continent has fueled speculation that Beijing is competing against Washington for influence in these countries. However, trilateral development projects allow for both countries to cooperate in aiding developing countries in Africa.