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The acquittal of Jean-Pierre Bemba on war crimes charges puts the ICC in even deeper crisis. EPA/Michael Kooren

Can a regional court be a viable alternative to the ICC in Africa?

An African court with international criminal jurisdiction which has been debated but never been put into operation could be an option if Africa withdraws from the ICC.
Africa’s Free Movement Protocol will open up the continent for easy travel and big business. Shutterstock

How the free movement of people could benefit Africa

Free movement in Africa might be needed but more thought is needed for successful implementation.
Member states of the African Union in session at the union’s headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Tiksa Negeri/Reuters

Next steps to getting Africa’s protocol on women’s rights implemented

There have been great strides towards the protection of women’s rights in Africa but progress has been slow. A new body to actively implement rights protections and monitor progress must be set up.
If Africa’s maritime territories are strengthened this will open the door to sustainable blue economy opportunities. Ismail Zetouni/Reuters

Why regional efforts are key to Africa’s maritime security

If African countries and their regional bodies want to reap substantially from the blue economy, then it's time for the continent to invest heavily in securing its maritime resources.

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