Africa: Sex, Whistles and Shutdowns - Inside Africa's Non-Protesters' Protesting Toolbox
How to subvert the system from the safety of your home. Read more »
Africa: International Election Observation Is Decades Out of Date. I Should Know.
I helped design the first African election observation mission in 1980. The world's transformed since then, but they're still using the same old model. Read more »
Africa: Four Ways in Which the Burundi Crisis Is Far From Over
The government is calling on its 380,000 refugees to return home, claiming the country is safe. Why does no-one believe them? Read more »
Africa: The Plucky African Film Industry Defying the Odds
Thousands of miles from the glamour and riches of the Western film industry, determined filmmakers in Malawi are winning hearts and acclaim as they Make Mollywood. Read more »
Africa: Who Cares About the ICC's Trial of LRA Fighter Dominic Ongwen?
Thousands were killed and hundreds of thousands displaced in the conflict with the Lord's Resistance Army. So why aren't more Ugandans following the first public trial on the… Read more »
Nigeria: The Plight of Nigeria's Living Dead
Hundreds of Nigerians are enduring daily torture on death row as they await execution for crimes ranging from kidnapping to blasphemy. Read more »
Africa: Gambia First - The Promises and Dangers of Donors
On the promises and dangers of the New Gambia's new and improved relationships with donors. Read more »
Zambia: How a Political Powerhouse Returned to Power - By Disappearing
Despite dominating Zambian politics for 20 years, the Movement for Multi-Party Democracy was all but wiped out in last year's legislative elections. But it's former leaders were… Read more »
Africa: The Strong Breed - the Rise and Fall of Africa's Great Literary Leaders
In Uganda and beyond, the political influence of writers has greatly diminished, with different kinds of artists starting to take their place. Read more »
Somalia: Why President Farmaajo Holds Hope for Somalia
Why is there so much excitement around the former prime minister's surprise appointment as Somalia's new president? Read more »
Somalia: Four Questions the New President Must Confront
Somalia has elected new president Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo in an indirect selection process. Work towards one-person-one-vote elections must begin right away. Read more »
Malawi: Nation Faces Toughest, Most High-Profile Trial Yet in Cashgate Scandal
Will state bodies be able to put aside their differences to prosecute close associates of former president Joyce Banda accused of stealing millions from the government? Read more »
Nigeria: #IstandWithNigeria Protests - 'We Can Change Nigeria and We Are Coming Together to Do Just That'
On Monday, hundreds took to the streets to demonstrate against a wide range of political and economic grievances with the government. They say this is just the start. Read more »
Congo-Kinshasa: The Best Way to Honour Tshisekedi Is to Take On the Fight for Democracy in DR Congo
Now more than ever, we must heed the late politician's declaration that, ultimately, the people must take responsibility for themselves. Read more »
Africa: Why Did AU Readmit Morocco After 33 Years in the Cold?
Morocco's readmission to the AU came on the back of a multi-faceted strategy to gain favour on the continent, particularly among West and Francophone countries. Read more »
Africa: Trump's Africa Policy - Unclear and Uncertain
From trade to human rights, what will Trump's policies towards Africa look like? Obama's former US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs highlights some likely changes. Read more »
Africa: Remembering Buchi Emecheta, Nigerian Novellist, Feminist, My Mother
An Ibusa village girl at heart, Buchi overcame great hardships to become the loved and celebrated novelist of The Bride Price and The Joys of Motherhood. Read more »
Africa: Get Rich or Die Trying - the Chinese Multinational Scamming Millions From Ugandans
Thousands of people in Uganda have signed up to a company believing it will cure all their illnesses and help them make a fortune. It is more likely to do the opposite. Read more »
Gambia: 5 Big Questions Facing The New Govt
From prosecuting Jammeh to lifting the economy, to working out the relationship with Senegal, President Adama Barrow has a lot to think about. Read more »
Ethiopia: Inside 'Retraining' Programme for Thousands of Detained Protesters
Detainees rounded up in the state of emergency were treated to a six-part course that included units in "Constitutional Democracy", "Colour Revolutions" and "Ethiopian… Read more »
Libya: Guns Won't Stop People Smuggling
Europe seems to think force and arms are the solution to reducing people smuggling in the volatile and fluid Libya. Even Gaddafi knew better. Read more »
Uganda: 'You Belong to Joseph Kony'
Testimony from a former child soldier of the Lord's Resistance Army highlights the moral and human complexity of Ongwen's case at the ICC. Read more »
Kenya: Land Politics Come Before Courts Again
Since the new 2012 land laws were passed, Kenya's Lands Ministry and National Land Commission have tussled for power. Read more »
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