Good News – There’s Less Armed Conflict In Africa. Bad News – There’s More Political Violence

Violence in Africa has been moving away from armed conflicts to higher levels of riots, protests and social violence, such as homicide and violence associated with organised crime.

GREAT LAKES CRISIS 6: The End Of Western ‘Spheres Of Influence’, Death And Fall Of Africa’s Big Men

ONE OF the biggest mistakes the world has made about Africa over the years, is to work from the position that it is politics is driven by ethnic rage and fear, a simple desire to grab public goodies for one’s family and clan, ignorance, superstition, and an anti-technology culture. I suspect African leaders like that, because it means they are …

CRISIS IN THE GREAT LAKES 4: How End Of ‘Second Congo War’ And World Cup 2010 Made South Africa Hungry

DR Congo’s total mineral wealth is estimated to be worth a dizzying $24 trillion – more than the combined GDP of the US and western Europe – is without doubt the jewel of the SADC crown in resource terms.

CRISIS IN THE GREAT LAKES 2: Is Tanzania South Africa’s Trojan Horse? And Why Did Mandela Like Kagame But Zuma Doesn’t?

Kikwete shares both the same intelligence and southern African liberation fellowship with Zuma. History has placed both men on different sides of the fence from Kagame’s Rwanda.