The high price of getting married can lead young men to take up arms. That is the conclusion of a new cutting-edge research paper that finds a correlation between what is known as “brideprice” and the outbreak of violent conflict....
UN Dispatch editor Mark Goldberg asked me to write about the Paris attacks. He asked the same after the Charlie Hebdo attacks in January, and I did. Words flowed freely, and while I was of course horrified and disgusted by...
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As the crisis in Mali takes root, ECOWAS meets with a rebel leader in northern Mali to open dialogue and begin the process of negotiating a peaceful solution.
Soldiers in Guinea-Bissau have taken over control of the capital, detaining interim president Raimundo Pereira and outgoing prime minister and presidential hopeful Carlos Gomes Jr.
The former speaker of Parliament, Dioncounda Traore, was sworn in today as the new head of state in Mali. As much as this transition of power is a significant step towards restoring democratic rule, the security situation in the country has worsened, as the rebellion in the north is far from under control.