Mathias is a Kenya-based communication analyst of African media, politics and conflicts. Mathias has conducted extensive research in Africa on government messaging, and the role of media in shaping public opinions, including in conflict. He has also advised clients with investments in Africa. Mathias has extensive inside knowledge in Africa media, including on ownership, editorial orientation, and influence. A communication graduate of Kenya’s Daystar University, Mathias has worked for international broadcasters, including the BBC, as a journalist, analyst, editor and media manager. He also has experience with global consultancies as a political risk analyst for East Africa.
Keywords: right-wing extremism, female veterans, hypermasculinity, military, culture As we reflect on the one-year anniversary of the 06 January riots at the US Capitol, it is important to acknowledge who participated in the event, including members of the US Armed Forces, to gain understanding that can help us better prevent its repetition. Out of those, […]
Children returning to Europe from the conflict zone in Iraq and Syria under ISIS regime need gender- and age-sensitive rehabilitation and reintegration interventions.
Keywords: Taliban; Afghanistan; recognition; counter-terrorism; constitutional; international law; human rights; conditionality No country has “recognised” the Taliban as Afghanistan’s new government since it took power in August 2021. There has been much speculation about the preconditions and consequences of recognition. One important question is whether and how recognition or non-recognition may affect counter-terrorism efforts. Governments under […]