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 »
November 23, 2017
Congo-Kinshasa: Tensions With Refugees Are Rising and the NGO Response Might Be Making It Worse
Host communities in northeastern Congo say they're being overlooked in the humanitarian response to the influx of South Sudanese refugees. Read more »
November 21, 2017
Angola: No Puppet - President Lourenço Stamps His Authority On Angola
Two months into office, Dos Santos' handpicked successor is systematically removing the former president's children from state power. Read more »
November 20, 2017
Africa: Rebuilding After the Dictator - New Gambia's Slow Road to Reform
President Jammeh spent over two decades centralising power and sowing distrust. How do you rebuild a nation after that? Read more »
Zimbabwe: How Impeachment Would Actually Work
Impeaching President Mugabe will not be a quick or a simple affair. Read more »
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