Report Slams Shambolic UN Peacekeping In South Sudan, Leaves Kenya Hopping Mad: Who Will Save The Day?

The departure of Kenya’s Ondieki’s departure will not solve the wider deficiencies and challenges hobbling UN peacekeeping in South Sudan. He inherited many of those shortcomings

Why South Africa, Burundi Moves To Quit ICC Don’t Matter: Africa Is Just Angry At Its Global Impotence

There there is no evidence at all that membership in ICC has induced good behaviour in any African government

Guns, ‘Foreign’ Armies, And East Africa’s New Long Security Wall (What South Sudan Tells Us)

DAYS AHEAD OF THE SIGNING OF A TRUCE by the warring South Sudan parties in Addis Ababa last Thursday evening (January 23, 2014), Sudan (Khartoum) and Ethiopia criticised Uganda’s role in the crisis. It all started late December. As the East and Horn of Africa grouping, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) met to find a solution to the South …

From Central, East To The Horn Of Africa, It Has Been A Fast And Furious 20 Years

So, as we reported in “How Guns And Bombs Dramatically Redrew The Economic And Political Map Of East Africa”, (http://nakedchiefs.com/2012/06/12/how-guns-and-bombs-dramatically-redrew-the-economic-and-political-map-of-east-africa-and-the-horn/), after 1998, nothing would be the same in East Africa, the Great Lakes Region, or the Horn of Africa. The decision by Democratic Republic of Congo President Laurent Kabila, seen as a lackey, to expel his supposed “puppet” masters Rwanda …

‘Democracy’ Is Dying Or Dead In Africa; The Continent Is Being Torn Apart – Yet That’s One Of The Best Things To Happen To It (The Prequel)

Tuareg separatist rebels in Mali have taken advantage of the confusion in the capital Bamako following the recent coup against  President Amadou Toumani Toure, to gain more territory. They are reported to have surrounded the historical city of Timbuktu, and wo important northern towns, Kidal and Gao, fell to them and their Islamist allies in the last two weeks. Ironically, …