Monthly Archives: May 2012

Reinventing Kony

When the Kony 2012 thing got worldwide attention I was too busy with other issues to start to write something. Yet I had many discussions with friends and acquaintances who had never shown any interest for Africa before. Who was … Continue reading

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The impact of the judgement against Taylor: A dispatch from Sierra Leone and Liberia (Guest post)

by Gerhard Anders, Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh Representatives of international organizations, humanitarian NGOs and Western governments have hailed the guilty verdict against Charles Taylor as an important milestone in the global fight against impunity. With this judgement … Continue reading

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Youth as a social age

  URBAN YOUTH AND POST-CONFLICT AFRICA: ON RESEARCH AND POLICY PRIORITIES  Two tales from Freetown, Sierra Leone, drawn from my two years of fieldwork there illustrates how marginalized men are often regarded as youths if they aren’t married or have no … Continue reading

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