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About Leslie Lefkow

Leslie Lefkow is deputy Africa director at Human Rights Watch.

Articles by Leslie Lefkow

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Phoebe Braithwaite is openDemocracy’s submissions editor.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

After Garissa, Kenya needs to break the cycle

The massacre at a university in Kenya should lead the government to a recognition that repressive and discriminatory reactions, however tempting, have only fuelled such horrific violence.

Famine crimes in South Sudan

The fighting factional leaders in South Sudan have not just been engaging each other’s forces: they have dragooned the civilian population into a wider campaign of devastation.

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