A change in IGAD's approach and a new political leadership in South Sudan constitute the exit plan out of the conflict.
06 Jan 2014 09:49 GMT
Placing these tragic events in a wider context, suggests a need to reassess the 'war on terror' in the horn of Africa.
26 Sep 2013 08:43 GMT | Politics, US & Canada, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda
Egypt's secular left must abandon its historical attachment to power and side with accountability instead.
30 Jul 2013 13:28 GMT | Politics, Egypt, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia
Instead of a repeat of the 2007 ethnic conflict, there was an ethnic reconciliation in this election, writes Mamdani.
Mahmood Mamdani | 15 Mar 2013 12:37 GMT | Kenya
The Lord's Resistance Army is a Ugandan problem calling for a Ugandan political solution.
Mahmood Mamdani | 13 Mar 2012 23:10 GMT | Politics, US & Canada, Central African Republic, Uganda, United States
As global powers become more interested in Africa, interventions in the continent will likely become more common.
Mahmood Mamdani | 26 Oct 2011 02:46 GMT | Politics, US & Canada, Egypt, Ethiopia, France
The UN's 'winner takes all' strategy has placed great tension on a society strained by its colonial past, scholar says.
Mahmood Mamdani | 27 Apr 2011 07:52 GMT | Politics, Burkina Faso, Congo, France, Kenya
There can be no quick fix for a Libya caught between a loose-cannon despot and an opportunistic Western intervention.
Mahmood Mamdani | 09 Apr 2011 16:33 GMT | Politics, US & Canada, Chad, India, Libya
The process of implementing the UN resolution on Libya was a poorly executed farce with no long-term foresight.
Mahmood Mamdani | 31 Mar 2011 19:51 GMT | Politics, US & Canada, Latin America, Afghanistan, Bahrain
A personal journey reveals how anger and fear fuelled the Ebola crisis that ravaged West Africa.
A look at the information wars waged by Israel and its supporters to win the hearts and minds of the American people.
Media, War & Conflict, Israel
Media and the politics of representation in Latin America, from the 'perfect Latin American' to the 'authentic' one.
Media, Politics, Latin America
We analyse how populist far-right movements are challenging the promise of an integrated union.