ICC: Is Africa ready for Exit?

In recent years, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has received a lot of criticism from African governments. Some have accused it of selectively harassing African leaders, while others are proposing the amendment of the Rome Statute, the principal instrument that constitutes the court. The tension between Africa and ICC intensified in 2015, when South Africa was put on spot for allegedly refusing to arrest President … Continue reading ICC: Is Africa ready for Exit?

Violent Ethnic Politics: The 2017 Kenyan Elections

Should it not be a universally accepted rule of any democracy, that losing parties will accept the electoral result peacefully? It unfortunately seems as though power-hungry politicians worldwide are neglecting their commitments towards upholding national solidarity in their own, selfish personal interests. Donald Trump is and will not be the only fanatical crybaby who induced national instability by unethically tearing-down his opponents, through his best … Continue reading Violent Ethnic Politics: The 2017 Kenyan Elections

If We Don’t Take Heed, Lamu Might Soon Become a Legendary Fairy Tale

It has been hailed as one of the oldest and best preserved ‘Swahili settlements in the world, a site of cultural exchange with European, Persian and Indian Cultures for over 700 years’ through Indian Ocean trade exchanges. It is Lamu, one of East Africa’s UNESCO heritage sites, an island that might soon take to the books of fairy tales if we don’t take heed. Lamu is … Continue reading If We Don’t Take Heed, Lamu Might Soon Become a Legendary Fairy Tale