The Great Debate

Post Rwanda: Invest in atrocity prevention

By Pam Omidyar
April 14, 2014

In the 20 years since the horrific 1994 genocide in Rwanda and its terrible spillover into the Congo, it has been clear that the global community remains ill-equipped to address such human-made catastrophic tragedies.

Democracy emerges in sub-Saharan Africa

By Andrew Novak and Kevin Lees
August 21, 2013

The recent re-election of Zimbabwe’s 89-year old president Robert Mugabe, in office for 33 years, resembled a period not long ago when sham elections were the norm in sub-Saharan Africa. Peaceful transitions of power were almost unheard of.

Reinforcing what? The EU’s role in Eastern Congo

November 17, 2008

Neil Campbell, EU Advocacy Manager of the International Crisis Group, recently returned from eastern Congo. Any views expressed are his own.

The EU must send troops to Congo now

November 3, 2008

Chris Chapman(Chris Chapman is Conflict Prevention Officer at Minority Rights Group International. He is the author of “Why a minority rights approach to conflict: the case of Southern Sudan”. Any opinions expressed are his own.)