Commentary by Kirsten WILLIAMS The African Union (AU) met for its 26th summit last week, with the official purpose of discussing the human rights, reform and trade issues facing the continent. However, much of the media coverage surrounding the summit concerned the AU’s relationship with the International Criminal Court (ICC). At the convention, the AU voted … More Innocent Until Proven Guilty? The African Union and the International Criminal Court
Analysis by Kirsten WILLIAMS The crisis consuming Burundi hit a new peak last week as around 100 people were killed within four days, some of them with their hands tied behind their backs. While foreign powers, including the U.S. and EU, urge their citizens and workers to leave, the economy is tanking. Is the country teetering … More Burundi in Crisis
Analysis by Kirsten WILLIAMS On the 17th September, the interim president of Burkina Faso was overthrown by a controversial military unit known as the Regiment of Presidential Security (RPS), just weeks before an election was scheduled to take place. The president, Michel Kafando, and his prime minister Isaac Zida were arrested. General Gilbert Diendéré installed himself … More What Happened in Burkina Faso?