Resource Guide: South Sudan

Earlier this month, Americans celebrated the 235th anniversary of the country’s independence with picnics and fireworks displays. Just five days later, on July 9th, another country celebrated its Independence Day, except in this case for the very first time. That country was South Sudan. Here are links to some essential articles on this historic event, … Read More

Day 4 at the SSWA: Good Governance in Africa

Today’s Summer Seminar topic was Africa, and more specifically, Sustaining the New Wave in African Governance, led by Dr. Jean-Jacques Ngor Sene, a Senegalese citizen and assistant professor of History at Chatham University. He began by emphasizing the importance of understanding the historical precedents to Africa’s current situation. Long ago, much of Africa was organized … Read More

>EMEA Mondays: Somalia/South Africa

> Every Monday, we’re going to feature a factoid or an interesting tidbit about a country in the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East, and Africa).  For our first installment of EMEA Mondays, welcome to Somalia. Somali musical artist K’Naan’s song: “Wavin’ Flag,” was chosen as Coca Cola’s anthem for the 2010 World Cup, held in South Africa. It’s pretty … Read More