Reinventing Regional Mobility across Africa through the Single African Air Transport Market

COMMENT Louis Gitinywa 16 April 2021 After Asia, Africa is the world’s second fastest growing region. Yet across the different regional blocs[1] there are big challenges in driving sustainable growth, boosting employment and tackling poverty. One important factor and economic sector is the aviation transport, fostering tourism, export and connectivity. According to 2018 United Nation’s…

Somalia vs. Kenya – The maritime border dispute

COMMENT René Brosius 09 April 2021 Somalia and Kenya do not have a tension-free relationship. Many reasons for this lie in the conflict-ridden history. The border between the two countries is a disputed colonial legacy. Large ethnic Somali minorities still live on Kenya’s territory, especially in the so-called North Eastern Province. The majority of the…

Kenya’s Repatriation of Refugees in a Wake of Regional Integration

COMMENT Jan Maina 09 April 2021 Kenya has in the past week ordered closure of Daadab and Kakuma Refugee camps which are among the world largest refugee camps[1]. In light of this, begs the question, what is the essence of regional integration, if countries cannot stand by the very instruments they have vowed to implement…

Appraisal of Legal Challenges and Intra-Regional Trade Within EAC

ANALYSIS Otieno Kennedy Abuya 02 April 2021 The East African Community (EAC) is one of the many Regional Economic Communities (RECs) in Africa. The bloc is made up of six States that have long-standing historical ties as trade partners. EAC citizens similarly share ancestral origins, cultural and social linkages as well as doing business with…

Delivering Energy and Climate Justice in Africa: Implications for Realizing the United Nations SDGs 7 and 13

COMMENT Godswill Agbaitoro 26 March 2021 What do energy and climate justice mean and why do they matter for Africa? According to Climate just, a simple way to understand climate justice is to ensure that collectively and individually we can prepare for, respond to and recover from climate change impacts. This conception includes understanding the…

Climate Change, Migration, and the Incompliance with Human Rights

COMMENT Merlin Mitschker 19 March 2021 Climate change affects everyone and everything, including human beings. Throughout the world, we can see various developments and the forms of climate change materialization differ. In some affected territories, the accumulated precipitation is falling, and the land is becoming too dry to till. Therefore, crops will wither rising. Sea…

Encouraging Renewable Energy Deployment in Kenya – Analysing the Legal and PoliticalTools

ANALYSIS Hannah Kadner 12 March 2021 Kenya 2030 – a mission (almost) accomplished. A mission designed to address the issue of insufficient energy supply in the East African country. Considering that Kenya is a so-called developing country (ranking 147th of 189 on the Human Development Index, in 2019) this aim of Kenya`s former president Mwai…

Developing Countries in the Pitfall of Climate Change – The UNFCCC under Examination

ANALYSIS Torben Keetz 05 March 2021 In 2019, there were 308 natural disasters, 77% of which were climate related, and they affected almost 100 million people and as a result, 24,396 people lost their lives.[1] Almost 30 years ago, on May 9, 1992 the UNFCCC was adopted. It forms the central component of global climate…