A Dream of Ruling for A Billion Years Cut Short at 22 Years

Posted on Posted in Civil Wars, International Politics, Maria Osula, Opinions, Pax et Bellum Views, Sub-Saharan Africa

Author: Maria Osula On December 1, 2016, the people of The Gambia went to the polls to exercise their constitutional right to vote resulting in the end of President Yahya Jammeh’s 22-year authoritarian regime. What was uncommon of long serving African leaders was that Jammeh accepted defeat and agreed to step down creating space for […]

Sexual violence – South Sudan’s neglected survivors and crimes

Posted on Posted in Alexandra Hallqvist, Analysis, Pax et Bellum Views, Sub-Saharan Africa, Violence against Civilians, Zoe Meijer

Originally published January 16, 2017 Authors: Alexandra Hallqvist and Zoë Meijer* Historically, sexual violence has been a part of war. However, while it used to be seen as “just” a byproduct of war, we have finally come to the realization that sexual violence is often used as a strategic tool during conflict. Especially after the rape […]