Rwandan Elections: Legitimacy Questioned

The United States foreign policy with the continent of Africa has been to support strong men and strong-handed governments and the U.S. interest abroad. With the election of President Barack Obama many thought there would be a change to this … Continued

Rwandan Elections: Legitimacy Questioned

The United States foreign policy with the continent of Africa has been to support strong men and strong-handed governments and the U.S. interest abroad. With the election of President Barack Obama many thought there would be a change to this … Continued

ICC Review conference: Peace, Justice, and AFRICOM

Eight years after its July 2002 founding, state parties and observers participated in the first ever review of the International Criminal Court (ICC) at a conference in Kampala, Uganda, earlier this month. The purpose of the conference was to review … Continued

A Move towards Global Health Equality

In many Western nations, a woman who is about to give birth has to go to the hospital, call her doctor, and be admitted for observation. The mother and child have some of the best professional attention, even if both … Continued

ICC indictment of Sudanese President Raises Questions

On July 14, chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) requested a warrant for the arrest of Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir on charges of genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. In the ICC’s first ever attempt to indict … Continued

The Burundi Elections: Democracy Nipped in the Bud

For the first time since gaining independence from Belgian colonization in 1962, democratically-elected leaders in Burundi have ended their term in office. For many, this highlights the quest towards restoration of peace and security following decades of political turmoil. As … Continued

A Change in the Approach to Neglected Diseases

1.The burden of the neglected diseases While “the big three” infections AIDS, TB and malaria have caught the world’s attention, other disabling and fatal infectious diseases in Africa are being ignored. Sleeping sickness, elephantiasis, leprosy, helminthiasis, trachoma, leishmaniasis, Buruli ulcers, … Continued

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