SARChI Chair: African Diplomacy and Foreign Policy​

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Welcome to SARChi Chair: African Diplomacy and Foreign Policy

The National Research Foundation (NRF) South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI) Chair: African Diplomacy and Foreign Policy is a newly established research and post-graduate training initiative under the aegis of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Johannesburg. It seeks to respond to the fluctuating state of Africa’s international affairs by developing a research .and outreach agenda embedded in strong basic and applied primary research. This NRF Chair in African Diplomacy and Foreign Policy is headed up by Prof Chris Landsberg​. read more ​​​


(All opinion pieces reflect the views of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the SARChI Chair, UJ or its affiliates)

Sarchi News

​New Publication

L. Masters. 2015. Managing Diversity: The G77 and China in the Climate Change Negotiations. Border Crossing Vol, 1. Issue


South African Flag

​New Publication

Gilbert M Khadiagala & Fritz Nganje (2015): The evolution of South Africa’s democracy promotion in Africa: from idealism to pragmatism, Cambridge Review of International Affairs,

DOI: 10.1080/09557571.2015.1058655​

African Summit Sarchi 1

Reflections on the 25th African Union Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa

Westen Shilaho[1]

2 July 2015

The 25th African Union (AU) Summit held in Johannesburg, South Africa was bogged down in the impasse between the AU and the International Criminal Court (ICC) following the presence of Omar al-Bashir of Sudan, indicted for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide and against whom arrest warrants were issued twice in 2009 and 2010 (read more).


The Child of an Elephant would not be a Dwarf: A look at the challenges facing Nigeria’s Buhari.

Odilile Ayodele[1]

30 June 2015

The 2015 Nigerian elections took many by surprise with the seamless transition of power and not much of the expected contestation from the former incumbent. Since the state’s creation the blood of its citizens has watered the Nigerian political landscape. Now that Muhammadu Buhari has taken office the true test of the maturity of Nigeria’s politics is about to commence (read more).​


The Arab Spring and Lessons for Sub-Saharan Africa​

Westen Shilaho

8 June 2015

I had the privilege of listening to Nobel Laureate Mohamed ElBaradei deliver The Thabo Mbeki Africa Day Lecture at the University of South Africa (UNISA) on May 25, 2015. The lecture entitled, “The Uprisings in North Africa and the Future of Our Continent” was intellectually illuminating and nuanced. As a scholar, diplomat and former Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and former Vice President of Egypt, his views on Africa and international politics are cogent and authoritative (read more​).​