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.
Category Archives: Sub-Saharan Africa
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.Read more
Mali is faced with a double challenge. The government has to restore relations with rebel groups and regain the trust of various populations in the north all the while fighting different terrorist networks still present in its territory.Read more
As a former general, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari must be well aware that wars can easily run for longer than presidential terms; boasting of victory in one’s first year in office seems amateurish.Read more
Corruption has serious ramifications for the military’s morale and its operations against Boko Haram.Read more
Nkurunziza’s third term poses an awkward question for observers. Would we rather see Burundi go the way of Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe, intact but bankrupt in every sense, or shattered into pieces like Libya and the DRC?Read more
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.Read more