Rwanda: When Facts Cease to Matter - The Polarised World of Rwanda Research
Reydams' controversial article attacking a small NGO was full of factual errors and leaps of logic. Sadly, such scholarship is not rare in this field. Read more »
Burkina Faso: 'We're Here to Stay' - Vigilante Policing Spreading Across Burkina Faso
In the absence of the state, local armed units have emerged to enforce law and order. They have been welcomed by many, but not all. Read more »
Africa: 2018 Elections - the Good, the Bad and the Possibly Not-At-All
Elections are just one aspect of democratic governance, but their conduct gives an indication of how likely countries are to face uprising or unrest. Read more »
Africa: Will the Stability Doctrine in Africa Destabilise the World?
Amidst rising discontent, foreign governments are increasingly asserting the importance of "stability". But for whom? To what end? For how long? Read more »
Congo-Kinshasa: Political Crisis Stirs Deadly Violence Across Nation
The UN has labelled the DRC a "level 3 emergency". This is its highest warning and puts it on par with Syria and Yemen. Read more »
Africa: Kabila Must Go. The Congolese See This. Why Can't the West?
The DRC is fast approaching the point where insurrection is the only option. Donors' proximity to the regime borders on complicity. Read more »
Uganda: Why Activist Stella Nyanzi's Radical Rudeness Scares the Govt
The outspoken feminist academic is still facing charges for criticising the president last year. But when the patriarchy attacks, she fights back. Read more »
South Africa: Forgetting Marikana - What Does Ramaphosa's Rise Mean for Poor South Africans?
As director of Lonmin, the multi-millionaire saw miners striking for a living wage as criminals. Read more »
South Africa: Boiling a Frog - Ramaphosa's Patient Battle
Ramaphosa is now president of a deeply divided party. History suggests he will move cautiously, but effectively. Read more »
Cameroon: Pushed to Extremes - Cameroon's Escalating Anglophone Crisis
As the crackdown continues, armed secessionist groups may be gaining in strength, support and resolve. Read more »
Kenya: Meet Some of the Men Redefining Masculinity in Kenya
While a crisis of masculinity is being witnessed the world over, it looks different in every region. In Kenya, a heady mix of influences - from urbanisation to religion,… Read more »
December 21, 2017
Cote d'Ivoire: Africa's Fastest Growing Economy's Bittersweet Year
Low cocoa prices have compounded tough economic times for Côte d'Ivoire. Read more »
December 19, 2017
Burundi: The Burundi Peace Talks Are All Wrong
Not only has the latest round of peace negotiations has failed. It has also fundamentally misdiagnosed the problem in the first place. Read more »
December 18, 2017
Sudan: Since the Removal of Sanctions, Economy Has Actually Got Worse
Sanctions held back Sudan's economy, but not nearly as much as the government's own policies. Read more »
December 14, 2017
Africa: Africa's Battle Against Malnutrition Can Be Won. These 4 Principles Will Help.
A quarter of the world's malnourished population is in sub-Saharan Africa, but there have been some notable successes. Read more »
Africa: Far From Defeated - Boko Haram Gears Up for a Deadly Christmas
Despite claims of their defeat, Islamist fighters have launched numerous attacks on both civilians and military bases in recent weeks. Read more »
December 13, 2017
Uganda: Bit By Bit, Uganda Is Laying the Groundwork for Future Unrest
Economically and politically, the government's actions are leading to growing frustrations and lawlessness. Read more »
Africa: Could Global South Solidarity Finally Ensure Justice for Kenya's Endorois?
The Endorois community has been fighting for compensation ever since their unlawful removal from ancestral lands in the 1970s. Read more »
December 07, 2017
Africa: #endSARS - Why a Few Reforms Won't Fix the World's Worst Police Force
Nigerians are calling for Special Anti-Robbery Squad, a notoriously brutal police unit, to be disbanded. With good reason. Read more »
Nigeria: There Atiku Goes - Nigeria's Most Ambitious Nomad Moves Home Again
The controversial former vice-president has now switched parties for the fourth time. Could this defection be the decisive one? Read more »
December 06, 2017
Africa: Nigerians Are Making Fun of Their Leaders, but to What End?
Nigeria's satire scene is growing. But most networks are afraid of angering those in power by giving it a bigger platform. Read more »
December 04, 2017
Africa: Frenemies for Life - Has the Love Gone Between Uganda and Rwanda?
On 27 October, a dramatic sweep saw a number of senior Ugandan police officers arrested on suspicion of being part of a Rwandan sleeper cell. The Chieftaincy of Military… Read more »
November 30, 2017
Nigeria: Election Boycott Fell Flat. What Now for the Biafra Separatists?
The Nigerian government claims the secessionist group IPOB is "dead and gone". Its supporters beg to differ. Read more »
November 29, 2017
Eritrea: Fight Not Flight - Youths Taking Matters Into Their Own Hands
The student protest in Asmara last month was rare and unique, but not unprecedented. Read more »
November 28, 2017
Africa: African Women in the Workplace - From "Why Me?" to "Why Not Me?"
Sustaining an un-level playing field isn't just bad for women. It's bad for companies. Read more »
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