Scholars and Activists Launch “Making Sense of Kony”

The recent “Kony 2012” viral video has highlighted serious disagreement within and between the research, humanitarian, activist, and policy communities over whether the film is to be commended for raising awareness, or criticized for its misleading portrayal of the conflict. Its recommendations have been similarly debated. However, supporters and critics of the film have found common ground […]

When Mandela Dies and Mugabe Goes

This month sees the anniversaries both of the first free general elections in South Africa (27 April 1994) and independence from white minority rule in neighbouring Zimbabwe (18 April 1980). And in coming months the sun could likely set in each country on the lives of two major African leaders whom history will remember very […]