As the regional economic and political hegemon South Africa must embrace a strong leadership role to better facilitate the integration process and drive growth in the SADC area.
Nicholas Bishop argues that economic and demographic factors are leading to a rise in religious tensions. According to the author the Nigerian government’s heavy handed response to the terrorist campaign by Boko Haram may be counter productive and exacerbate tensions.
After decades of intermittent warfare, July 9, 2011 marked South Sudan’s independence from its northern neighbour creating the world’s newest country.
In the latest news to come out of Mali, two rebel groups have joined forces to fight for the independence of the north of the country and the creation of an Islamic state.