The Monkey Cage: African Politics


Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/08/2014

Rwanda: Has reconciliation by legal means worked?

Of the issues surrounding Rwanda’s post-genocide situation, few are more important or more disagreed upon than the issue of reconciliation.

By Laura Seay  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  African Politics, Rwanda, Transitional Justice

Posted at 07:37 PM ET, 04/07/2014

U.S. foreign policy and Ugandan domestic politics collide

A US military-affiliated research institute in Uganda was the target of a police raid in the wake of Uganda’s newly passed Anti-Homosexuality Act.

By Melina Platas Izama and Kim Yi Dionne  |  07:37 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  African Politics

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 04/04/2014

What Happened in Mali?

Previously hailed as an exemplary democracy, then followed by a coup, Mali has fallen out of the media spotlight, but new research finds optimism and confidence among ordinary Malians.

By Kim Yi Dionne  |  04:25 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  African Politics

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 03/25/2014

Did cutting access to mineral wealth reduce violence in the DRC?

One success story hasn’t ended Congo’s conflicts, and the causes of peace are as complex as the causes of war.

By Laura Seay  |  11:41 AM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  African Politics

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 03/11/2014

Five things you probably didn’t know about African politics today

Since you already know Africa isn’t a country

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Tags:  African Politics