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Decision Making Processes in the Formulation of Strategies for Economic Diplomacy in Malawi: A Case for Foreign Direct Investment1991- 2018

Abstract: This research has been driven by the desire (of a practitioner assigned to mobilize potential investors to Malawi in a diplomatic office) to find a solution to challenges faced by Malawi in attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). Starting from a foreign policy analysis point of view, it is clear that foreign policy has two major strands: the traditional power politics which is dependent on military power; and the economic diplomacy which has evolved from commercial diplomacy. A...

Re-Conceptualising Hegemony in Southern Africa: Mozambique as a Hegemonic Stability Actor

Abstract: This study’s proposition is to investigate three hegemony questions. Whilst each question seeks to answer a different question, they are interdependent and a piece of a broader thought. They critically examine the concept of hegemony in a quest to understand the actual power actors of the different African regions. This study aims to contextualise hegemony by interrogating African features and realities that makes a state hegemonically powerful. Due to the dominance of western in...

The Rule of Law and Food Security: An Assessment of the Right to Food in Kenya.

Abstract: Hunger and food insecurity are present and prominent threats to human development, and are especially dire in the developing world. At least a third of Kenya‟s population suffers from chronic and routine hunger and malnutrition, including farmers, pastoralists, and people living in both rural and urban areas of the country. While this situation of food insecurity has been caused by technical issues such as climate change, poor quality seeds, soil degradation and reliance on rain-...

Role of Non-Governmental Organizations on Conflict Mitigation in the Republic Of South Sudan: A Case of Oxfam

Abstract: Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in South Sudan face many challenges related to humanitarian intervention. Large numbers of internally displaced (IDPs) and those fleeing conflict need humanitarian relief. NGOs are incapable of providing much needed help in time whenever conflict erupts. Attempts by International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs) to carryout needs assessment in times of humanitarian crisis is reason enough to warrant conflict mitigation. This study will be...

A Comparative Analysis of Digital Diplomacy by the Obama Administration to the Trump Administration and Its Influence On Effective U.S. Foreign Policy

Abstract: The world is continually hearing about the unrelenting expansion of the use of digital technologies like social media around the globe. The relevance of social media channels to diplomacy goes far beyond usage numbers. The universal use of social media has important strategic implications for the diplomatic community because it has fundamentally changed the ways that governments engage with their citizens and position themselves on the global stage. Social media has fundamentally i...

Role of European Union in Kenya’s Democratization Process (2010 – 2017)

Abstract: The 21st century marks the global rise of the democratic system of governance and the fall of authoritarian regimes. Authoritarian rule have increasingly fallen across the developing countries especially in Africa. This wave was further propelled by the fall of the bi-polar international system and rise of a multi-polar one which heralded the emergence of external actors particularly western donors including NGOs, INGOs and IGO‘s which have spurred and supported the democratizati...

The Role of Domestic Politics in Influencing Foreign Policy Formulation: A Case of Kenya’s ‘Look East’ Economic Diplomacy 2002 – 2016

Abstract: This thesis sought to examine Kenya’s economic diplomacy in the Asian continent, with a specific focus on China. It examined economic diplomacy as a pillar of Kenya’s foreign policy in advancing Kenya’s socio-economic development. The thesis also sought to study the role of domestic agency, local politics and the interests of politicians in the ascendancy of economic diplomacy to become a mainstay of Kenyan foreign policy. The method of research used was literature review of ...

The Role of Non-State Actors in Promoting Good Governance in South Sudan: A Case Study of Oxfam

Abstract: Restoring governance, building trust and lasting peace, reconciliation and reconstruction in post-conflict countries are some of the most daunting of challenges for global peace and security. The main objective of the study was to establish the role of Non-State Actors in promoting good governance in South Sudan using as case study of Oxfam. The specific objectives of the study were to: Establish the extent to which Oxfam has promoted good governance in South Sudan., Determine the ...

An Analysis of Factors Hindering IGD’s Roles of Maintaining Regional Peace and Security: 2002-2017.

Abstract: The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) is the regional organization of eight Eastern African countries with a stated ambition to achieve peace, prosperity and economic cooperation, social and corporate development and regional integration among its member states. Each of these objectives is challenging, but none more so than the maintenance of peace and security in the region is more cumbersome. IGAD is the most conflict affected region in Africa. The study incorpor...

The Impact of Rising Ultra-Nationalism on Global Humanitarian Assistance

Abstract: The rising phenomenon of European ultra-nationalism has signalled a significant shift in the continent‟s politics, as more radical right-wing leaders and parties come into power. Many of the ideologies of these radical parties and individuals have often been viewed as discriminatory and exclusionary; more so toward non-European groups, arriving in the continent and fleeing conflict at home and thus threatens Europe‟s intervention in humanitarian action. This research explored t...

Impact of the Self-Integration of Somali Refugees in Nairobi on Kenya-Somalia Relations

Abstract: The main objective of the study was to determine the impact of the self-integration of Somali refugees in Nairobi on Kenya-Somalia relations. Precisely, the study sought to; establish the impact of self-integration of Somali refugees in Nairobi on trade, security and immigration process between Kenya and Somalia. The theories that underpinned this study include interdependence theory and security theory. This study adopts a descriptive research design. The study population was cate...

Mediation and Negotiation as STM Rategies of Conflict Resolution: A Case Study of 2007/2008 Post-Election Violence in Kenya

Abstract: This paper explores the use of mediation and negotiation as a strategy of conflict resolution in the case of Kenya 2007/2008 post-election violence crisis. The rationale behind this study was that mediation and negotiation as a conflict resolution strategy has been used in different conflicts such as Colombia, Syria, Yemen, Libya, and Somalia without success. On the other hand, mediation and negotiation was used successfully in South Sudan, but it did not bring everlasting peace in...

Self-Image among Adolescents with Physical Disability in Joy Town Secondary School for the Physically Challenged

Abstract: This study involved a sample of 57 students from Joy Town Secondary School for the Physically Challenged, and two of their teachers who were interviewed. The study sought to find out if there was a relationship between physical disability and self-image and to establish the self-image concerns among physically challenged adolescents in the School. The specific objectives of the study were to establish how adolescents with physical disability perceived their self-image, determine ho...

Iran’s Grand Strategy in the Middle East: A Case Study Of Yemen

Abstract: Considering the events that preceded the toppling of Mosaddeq and the eventual Islamic Revolution, Iran’s foreign policy has shifted from engagement to assertiveness. The perception of hostility and threat to the survival of regime became the defining framework for the pursuit of the grand strategy of Iran in the Middle East and in response to the rest of world. Thus, nuclear capability, spread of Islamic revolution and expansionist geopolitical influence became the strategy for ...

An Assessment of the Implementation of the Economic and Social Rights of the Makonde People in Kenya

Abstract: On 16th October 2016, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya decreed that the Makonde community should be included as Kenya’s 43rd tribe. The Makonde who had initially come to Kenya from Mozambique as from 1936 to work on sisal farms in coastal Kenya had been stateless ever since. Their inclusion as Kenya’s tribe meant they had crossed the rubicon; being the pioneer stateless community to be registered ever since the promulgation of the Constitution of Kenya in August 2010 showed pr...


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