Because we are committed to a balanced analysis of African security, our “SPOTLIGHT” page dares to give voice to African experts (SCHOLAR SERIES) and active field observers – the everyday men and women – living on the ground (RAW COMMENTARY). This is in pursuit of our mission to educate and advance African Security and Political Violence studies among scholars on the continent, while also informing practitioners and experts, and others, with a similar interest. RAW COMMENTARY takes our readers directly into the minds of active participants in conflict zones: fresh, unedited, and unadulterated; what you read is what it is!