Xenophobic Attacks in South Africa: It’s Nothing New

Last week, South Africa suffered several days of violent, xenophobic attacks against mostly foreign African migrants. These attacks were neither random nor impulsive but are deeply rooted in the dark history of the nation and its legacy today.

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Child Soldiers Face Challenges with Recruitment and Reintegration in South Sudan

This year marked two important anniversaries in the fight to protect children impacted by war and violence – the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and 20 years since the United Nations Security Council first passed Resolution 1261 on children and armed conflict.

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How America is Helping Africa Develop: The African Union-United States Partnership

While the importance of a U.S. presence in Africa cannot be overlooked, other countries have deepened their interest in Africa and have allocated considerable resources to the continent’s development.

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South Africa’s Ruling Party Wins Elections Despite Ebbing Support

On May 8, South Africa held its most competitive and consequential general election since the first post-Apartheid multi-racial elections in 1994. It will be used as a marker to determine how well the new President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has been received by the public after former President Jacob Zuma was ousted by his own party.

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Interview with Marcel Yameogo: Diplo Grad and Presidential Candidate in Burkina Faso

Mr. Yameogo is not your ordinary graduate student; he is the national General Secretary for the Congress for Democracy and Progress Party (CDP) in his home country of Burkina Faso. In addition, he is a candidate for the 2020 Burkina Faso presidential elections.

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