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Tensions Rising In Gambia As West Africans Leaders Pressure Jammeh

AFRICANGLOBE - Security forces have taken control of the electoral commission in The Gambia, where a visiting delegation of African heads of state wants to persuade President Jammeh to relinquish power. A group of African leaders has arrived in the tiny West African nation of The Gambia to urge the country's president, Yahya Jammeh, to respect the outcome of elections that voted him out of office.

Obama’s Confession: Post-Gaddafi Libya Is A Mess

AFRICANGLOBE - Should the West have intervened in Libya to overthrow the "Kafkaesque" regime of strongman Moammar Gaddafi? Surveying the chaos in the north African country five years on, with rival authorities and factions vying for power, many now concede a disastrous lack of planning. US leader Barack Obama has cited the Libya intervention as the worst mistake of his presidency,

Ma’at As The Strategic Foundation Of African Geopolitical Thinking

AFRICANGLOBE - The central idea of Ma’at lay at the foundation of Kemet’s (Ancient Egypt) view of the world. The Pharaoh as the guarantor of state sovereignty and power was entrusted to maintain and enforce Ma’at. What is Ma’at and how can its ascension to a central role in modern African strategic geopolitical thinking play a role in returning Africa to its traditional powerful role in global power politics?

S.Africa’s Withdrawal Rocks International Criminal Court

AFRICANGLOBE - "There is a view in Africa that the ICC in choosing who to prosecute has seemingly preferred to target leaders in Africa." The ICC, set up in 2002, is often accused of bias against Africa and has also struggled with a lack of cooperation, including from the United States which has signed the court's treaty but never ratified it.