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
After an EU referendum campaign replete with racism and fear, we examine the British media's impact on the result.
Media, Brexit consequences, United Kingdom
We challenge Malaysia's former prime minister, and also debate Ethiopia's treatment of the Oromo people.
A small organisation is tackling a deadly epidemic of chronic disease among El Salvador's sugarcane workers.
Health, El Salvador, Gang violence
Filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer on documenting Indonesia's killings of 1965 through the eyes of perpetrators and victims.
Indonesia, Crimes against humanity, Genocide