Category Archives: Sub-Saharan Africa

Burning Borno: Applying System Justification Theory to the Violence of Boko Haram

New Analysis Paper: Why would Boko Haram inflict the most pain on the very state that provides its center of operations, when its purported mission applies to the country as a whole? One can approach this question using System Justification Theory.

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The Election in the Central African Republic: What You Need to Know

A lot of hope rides upon new President Faustin-Archange Touadéra’s shoulders as the country gradually tries to find a semblance of normality after rebels ousted the unpopular president, François Bozizé, in March 2013.

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Is the ICC Still Relevant? It Depends Who You Ask

There is evidence that when the accused have significant political power, as in Kenya, or are able to avoid arrest, as in Uganda, the ICC disappoints both critics and victims with its inability to effectively carry out prosecution. However, these failings do not mean that the Court itself is a failure.

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