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Rivers of arms

Rivers of arms

Democratic Republic of Congo: arms flow Despite an arms embargo, a constant flow of weapons into the DRC from around the globe ensures that peace remains elusive Since the withdrawal of foreign troops in 2003, the...

The facts are stubborn

The facts are stubborn

Rwanda: the genocide archives Amid mounting calls for an honest investigation into the Rwandan genocide, the UN and certain governments appear to be opposing full disclosure “Everyday we learn to forgive,” President...

Egypt: worse than before?

Egypt: worse than before?

  Since president Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi took power in Egypt in May 2014, critics have accused him of using the law and the courts to criminalise opposition to his regime. They say he is taking extreme measures to grant...

Senegal: universal jurisdiction

Senegal: universal jurisdiction

The trial of Hissène Habré, Chad’s former tyrannical ruler, has raised hopes that new systems of so-called hybrid justice can be developed. The Extraordinary African Chambers (EAC), a new body established by the...

Getting natural resources governance right

Getting natural resources governance right

Mining development in Africa will persist in doing more harm than good unless stakeholders commit to respecting the rights of affected communities At the end of April 2017 current and former heads of state, senior...