Does the ICC really have a bias toward prosecuting crimes in Africa?
David Hornsby / @DavidJHornsby
Senior Lecturer in International Relations and Assistant Dean of Humanities, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
David J Hornsby is a Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. His research interests pertain to a number of different themes in the International Political Economy including trade conflict emergence, Canadian foreign policy in Africa, and large class pedagogy. Originally from Elora ON, David has worked at all levels of Canadian governance, including for a federal cabinet minister, prior to relocating to South Africa. He has published in both the social and biological sciences, and completed his PhD in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge in 2010.
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On International Nelson Mandela Day, David Hornsby considers his legacy in South Africa and around the world.
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David Hornsby on how regional powers are reinforcing rather than helping resolve tensions in South Sudan and the Central African Republic.
The conflict in the Central Africa Republic has been festering since July. So why have international organizations been so slow to act asks David Hornsby.
Mandela’s release from prison is one of my first political memories. I was 10 and remember exactly where I was as he walked out of prison. I knew this was an important event and an important person. I have followed him ever since and always been inspired by his commitment to reconciliation, justice, and love. […]
Canada needs a more consistent and coherent strategy for engaging with Africa, says David Hornsby.
As the dust settles in Nairobi, some are questioning Kenya’s involvement in Somalia. That’s not the real issue, argues David Hornsby.
The African Union’s decision to create a Rapid Reaction Force to deal with conflicts on the continent signals a commitment to finding African solutions to African problems.
If Canada wants stronger relations with Africa, our Diplomat-in-Chief needs more help from the government. By David Hornsby.
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