“In African culture the police are there to intimidate, to coerce.” In Nigeria many stations have an informal torture officer.
“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.
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.
Politics in the Horn is best understood as a marketplace, where the currency is money and violence.
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.