All Blog Posts Tagged 'Africa' (7)

A Step Back for South Africa on the Rule of Law, Courtesy of Al-Bashir

Published originally in the World Post Section of the Huffington Post on 19 June 2015:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jesica-l-santos/a-step-back-for-south-afr_b_7614908.html

This past week the South African government showed utter disregard for its international legal obligations and rule of law when it reportedly assisted the escape from its territory of Sudanese President Omar…

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Added by Jesica L Santos on June 25, 2015 at 2:04pm — 1 Comment

A JOURNEY TOGETHER-OF TIGER MATES……

How it feels when you sees your death is approaching you-in silent feet, but sure and certain to catch you-sooner or later. Death is not in a hurry-because it knows that you have no power to escape its iron claws! It’s not easy to describe such situation-particularly on paper. Those who work with audiovisual media can only make such death scenes reliable on celluloid- that too who are very efficient with it. I found the same shock that a movie can only provide with the death sequence, with…

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Added by JAYASREE ROY on February 7, 2015 at 2:52am — No Comments

Can Cities Change the Politics of Fragile States?

Discussions about how to fix fragile states usually start and end with national level politics and institutions. But what if the key to improving their condition lies…

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Added by Seth Kaplan on December 15, 2013 at 9:49pm — No Comments

Guinea: the end of the democratic transition?

With a two years delay, this Saturday more than five million Guineans were finally called to participate in a legislative election that officially certified the completion of the path to democracy –a process that begun in November 2010 with the first transparent and open presidential election in Guinea since its independence from France in 1958.

Yet, do these long overdue elections really mark the final of the transition?

 Technically, yes. Despite flaws –some voting stations…

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Added by Ana Polo Alonso on October 1, 2013 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Ghana will show us some good governance! Let the Resource Curse be overcome and become an African tiger

"We're going to really zoom, accelerate, and if everything works, which I pray will happen positively, you come back in five years, and you'll see that Ghana truly is the African tiger, in economic terms for development."[1]

 That was the comment of the former Ghanaian President John Kufuor in the year of 2007. The reason for…

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Added by Armin Hübner on August 29, 2013 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Young Professionals in Human Rights: An Interview with Pubudu Sachithanandan

We resume our series of interviewing young professionals in the field of human rights with this extensive interview with Pubudu Sachithanandan who works for the International Criminal Court. 

Tell us a little about your educational…

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Added by Neha Bhat on August 19, 2013 at 7:03pm — No Comments

Do Language Policies Contribute to Poverty and Underdevelopment?

Language is one of the most neglected areas in the development field. It barely registers on any agenda to help poor countries despite its importance to a number of crucial areas and it being a barrier to progress in many fragile states. Why is this?

Language is how individuals communicate, acquire knowledge, and work with others. It is how…

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Added by Seth Kaplan on July 25, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

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Carnegie Council Senior Fellow Jean-Marie Guéhenno, former head of United Nations peacekeeping operations, discusses the tensions between the individual and the collective in a world filled with political tension, pervasive surveillance, and fear of risk. What is the role of the UN in this environment? How can we avoid the violent upheavals that marked other transitional phases in humanity?

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A Russian defense news site declared the United States an "unreliable ally" after the the withdrawal of American troops from Northern Syria. Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev connects this characterization to the need for leaders to connect a specific policy action to a larger, understandable narrative for the American public.

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How can established powers manage the peaceful rise of new great powers? Bard's Michelle Murray offers a new answer to this perennial question, arguing that power transitions are principally social phenomena whereby rising powers struggle to obtain recognition as world powers. How can this framework help us to understand the economic and military rivalry between United States and China?

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