Bad Cops – Why African Police Forces Are The Extremists’ Best ‘Friend’

“In African culture the police are there to intimidate, to coerce.” In Nigeria many stations have an informal torture officer.

The Horrors Continue In Burundi, As UN Security Council Discusses Damning Rights Report

“Extrajudicial executions, arbitrary arrests and detention, torture, sexual violence, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, and enforced disappearances” continue in Burundi, says UN Commission of Enquiry.

In An Africa First, Kenya’s Top Court Overturns A Presidential Election: Here Are 6 Reasons That Was Possible

To argue that Kenya’s Supreme Court ruled against a presidential election because it is “independent” is the same as saying eggs come from the supermarket. The story is more complex.

A Brilliant But Depressing Book To Read: The Real Politics Of The Horn Of Africa

Politics in the Horn is best understood as a marketplace, where the currency is money and violence.

From Mobutu To Kabila, On Its 57th Anniversary DR Congo Is Paying A Heavy Price For Its Corrupt Autocrats

The DRC will mark 57 years of independence on June 30, and it’s an anniversary many would like to forget…it is perilously close to being a failed state.