• Reflections on Sudan, Bashir and the ICC

    By on March 3, 2009
    The International Criminal Court ("ICC") is due to decide this week whether it will issue a warrant for the arrest and prosecution of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Darfur.
  • No peace without justice?

    By on Feb. 17, 2009
    "No peace without justice!", or so the lofty slogan of the movement for international criminal justice goes.
  • South Africa: Hearts & Minds

    By on Jan. 21, 2009
    Before moving elsewhere on the continent, two recent events make it timely and appropriate for me to update my analysis on the recent shift in South African politics and the formation of a new political party, the Congress of the People ("Cope"), as a counter-weight to domination by the ANC: 1) On 10 January 2009 the ANC celebrated its 97 year anniversary in a stadium in East London, Johannesburg
  • Revolution in the Rainbow Nation?

    By on Dec. 14, 2008
    On 16 December 2008, disgruntled members of the African National Congress, the party which has guided the most prosperous African nation from apartheid and international isolation to political and economic success, will launch a new political party.
  • Welcome to Africa Live

    By on Dec. 14, 2008
    Welcome to Africa Live. This blog is a homage to the "luminous continent" (to quote Bob Geldof) and my small attempt to change the lack of awareness, misconception and prejudice with which it is often surrounded.