Stephen W. Smith

Duke University

Guest

Guest professor in the Department of African and African American Studies at Duke University; co-author of a biography of Winnie Mandela, as well as How France Lost Africa and Black and French!; former Africa Editor for the French daily Le Monde

Stephen W. Smith on KCRW

After the genocide in Rwanda, the United Nations General Assembly accepted  responsibility to intervene  when governments are not protecting their own people from mass atrocities.

Can the United Nations Bring Peace to Darfur?

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After 55 years of disciplined unity, South Africa's ruling party is engaged in a bitter dispute over leadership, which could determine who will be the country's next president.  …

ANC Deeply Divided over Vote for New Party Leader

After 55 years of disciplined unity, South Africa's ruling party is engaged in a bitter dispute over leadership, which could determine who will be the country's next president.  …

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In Sudan's
Darfur province, a reported 450,000 people
have been killed in the past four years and two million are now homeless
refugees.    Last week, saying that "the brutal…

The Search for Solutions in Darfur

In Sudan's Darfur province, a reported 450,000 people have been killed in the past four years and two million are now homeless refugees.   Last week, saying that "the brutal…

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