Africa: What Does 'Development' Actually Look Like? the Case of Lapsset
According to its official description, the enormous and multi-faceted project known as LAPSSET is "Eastern Africa's largest and most ambitious infrastructure project bringing… 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 »
September 26, 2017
Africa: How Solar Power Can Be Made Even More Attractive for Africa
The cost of solar power is plummeting, but some challenges remain. Read more »
May 30, 2017
Ghana: Gold, Guns and China - The Fight to End Illegal Mining
Hundreds of thousands, including many from China, are engaged in illegal artisanal mining. How can the government stop it? Read more »
May 24, 2017
Nigeria: Were Poor Igbos Forgotten in Lagos' 50-day Birthday Party?
Where were the poor, Igbos and other minorities in the state's 50-day birthday party? Read more »
April 13, 2017
South Africa: Cabinet Reshuffle Opens Door for Nuclear-Scale State Capture
Within hours of Gordhan's removal, the controversial $70 billion deal was back on the table. Read more »
April 11, 2017
Ethiopia: Looking at Nation's Rubbish Policies
Last month's landslide at a dumpsite killed 125 people. Can the next tragedy be averted? Read more »
March 08, 2017
Africa: How African Feminism Changed the World
Today as ever, African female activists are reshaping not just African feminist agendas but global ones as well. Read more »
January 24, 2017
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 »
January 23, 2017
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 »
December 09, 2016
Africa: Africa to Standing Rock - 'It Happened to Us Too. It Is Happening to Us Too.'
In the water protectors' struggle, there are whispers of Saro-Wiwa, Biko and Sankara. Read more »
August 06, 2016
Ethiopia: Unprecedented Nationwide Oromo Protests - Who, What, Why?
There are reports of dozens of deaths and thousands of arrests as protesters took to the streets today in unprecedented numbers and with unprecedented demands. Read more »
August 10, 2016
Africa: Why I Decided It Was Time to Tell a Positive African Story
As a child, I was mesmerised by the television, but the images I saw of Africa led me to flee my continent. As an investigative journalist, I've exposed injustice, but I've also… Read more »
August 09, 2016
Zambia: Copper, Poverty and Tax Dodging At the Heart of High Stakes Poll
With inflation soaring and the kwacha losing value amid plummeting copper prices, economic issues will be front and centre of voters' concerns as they vote this Thursday. Read more »
August 01, 2016
Africa: Decolonising Makerere - On Mamdani's Failed Experiment
At the "Harvard of Africa" in Uganda, power remains in imperial structures and bodies, while excellence is still defined on Western terms. Read more »
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