Category Archives: Africa

Published on
8 May 2016

Racism in the Twenty-First Century

Is there such thing as ‘reverse racism’? May statements be deemed racist only if uttered by white people? There has been a growing debate around these questions in universities and academic circles more widely in recent months. The student radicals who now occupy positions of power within their unions throughout the United Kingdom seem to […]

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Published on
15 September 2011

Afghanistan, Zimbabwe and the Just War principle

The world has just marked with due solemnity and regret the tenth anniversary of terrible terrorist attacks upon the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Much has been written in recent days analysing the legacy of the events to date. The most notable 9/11 outcome has perhaps been armed intervention in Afghanistan by NATO and […]

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Published on
16 May 2011

The Secret Challenge of Africa

Posted in Africa

From a guest blogger in Kenya: After structural adjustments and economic liberalisation have proved inadequate to address the continent’s woes, the focus of the international donor community in Africa has been trained on the need to combat corruption. The fight against corruption has been precisely that—a fight against—but the central problem of the continent is […]

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Published on
3 March 2011

What Libyan and Other Jasmine Revolutionaries Owe Burma

Posted in Africa, Burma, Middle East

Part one of a series written by a guest blogger: ‘Burma leads the world!’ – not a common headline. And yet, this should be the sub-heading behind every newspaper cover story of the Middle East uprisings taking place right now. Why? The (non-violent) revolution handbook used in each of these settings was originally written to […]

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Published on
21 February 2011

Can Democracy Save Egypt?

There is an interesting article on the Witherspoon Institute’s Public Discourse site by Egyptian journalist Yasser Khalil, who took part in the recent protests in that country. ‘The question that now hangs over Egypt,’ he argues, ‘is whether real freedom is possible, or whether the country inevitably will fall under authoritarian control or the rule […]

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