Tag: politic

Sierra Leone declared a state of emergency over sexual violence

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Ghana: Political vigilantes are a concern, but there’s a bigger one

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Cameroon grants ‘special status’ its to restive regions. They don’t feel special

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Africa Insiders: Turkish adventures on African shores

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Tanzania elections: Life has got worse under Magufuli. We need change.

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Best of the 2010s: African films

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We need to talk about Ghana’s Year of Return and its politics of exclusion

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“Nothing will fall from the sky”: Algeria’s Revolution marches on – Photo Essay

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Africa Insiders: Tiny Gambia stands up for the Rohingya

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The story that became too obvious to ignore in 2019

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“Here we have no life”: The migrant workers persevering in Libya

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Best of the 2010s: Novels by African writers

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“Crying since morning”: Trafficking survivors’ double trauma in Nigeria

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Africa Insiders: Magufuli shuts down another outlet for dissent

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Burundi: A president “chosen by God” and those who disagree

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Somalia: President Farmaajo’s stacks the deck to secure a second term

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Africa Insiders: Calm as Guinea Bissau awaits poll results

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An interesting election in Namibia, at last

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A German association called for fixes for Africa’s problems. It’s one of them.

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To beat or not to beat: Museveni’s big Bobi Wine problem

Uganda’s ruling party is in a bind. Less repression will allow the opposition to mobilise and grow. More...

Sierra Leone: How the SLPP took power. And then took some more.

Last year, the Sierra Leone People’s Party won the presidency but not parliament. Power was divided, but not...

Africa Insiders: Guinea protests against president’s third-term plan

President Alpha Condé (centre) on a visit to the US in September 2019. Credit: Tom Witham. The essentials:...

Africa Insiders: Botswana Election Watch briefing

Botswana votes in general elections on 23 October. Here’s some key background information and reading. Will President Mokgweetsi...

Abyei: Sudan and South Sudan’s new chance to solve old disputes

The disputed border area of Abyei has been deadlocked for years. A new approach based on sharing rather...

Africa Insiders: Is Abiy Ahmed’s Nobel Peace Prize premature?

H.E. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed at the African Union. Credit: Office of the Prime Minister – Ethiopia The...

Africa only fights internal wars. Right? Wrong.

It’s time to bring the academic study of conflict in Africa back in line with reality. Credit: UN...

How I fell in, out, and back in love with the leso

The East African wrapper is a source of pride, rich in meaning and history. But its more complicated...

Africa Insiders: In Egypt, protests return to the streets

A protester waves an Egyptian flag on 4 February 2012. Credit: Alisdare Hickson The essentials: Seven years after...

Afrophobia is growing in South Africa. Why? Its leaders are feeding it.

Across virtually all the parties, leaders have stoked anti-immigrant sentiment for political gain. President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the...

Mozambique’s tense elections: How we got here

After President Nyusi’s eventful first term, the ruling party’s credibility is arguably at an all-time low.  Filipe Nyusi,...

Angola’s oil could actually be the DR Congo’s. Here’s why it isn’t.

About half of the oil being produced by Angola is in Congolese waters, according to the UN convention...

In South Africa, a trans inmate fought the state in court. And won.

A ground-breaking ruling in favour of a trans inmate challenges South Africa’s discriminatory status quo.  Protesters show their...

Africa Insiders: Behind Nigeria’s Islamic school “torture house”

On the streets of Kaduna in north-west Nigeria. Credit: pjotter05. The essentials: Police raided Ahmad bin Hambal Centre...

Why Cameroon’s national dialogue will accomplish nothing

President Biya could have outlined a new plan to address the Anglophone crisis. Instead, he announced talks, beginning...

Africa Insiders: The loophole used to censor M&G and how it got around it

                    The essentials: After publishing an investigation into the involvement...

As Tanzania confronts its industrial miners, what do locals think?

Surveys of communities around Tanzania’s large-scale mines reveal widespread feelings of distrust, marginalisation and reports of violations. The...

From sledgehammer to scalpel: How foreign powers can support Sudan

During this small window of opportunity for real transformation, the US and others must support the new government...

Xenophobic attacks: Why the official outrage from Nigeria this time?

In response to repeated xenophobic attacks in South Africa, the Nigerian government has typically been muted. Why was...

Africa Insiders: Is Liberia ready to address war crimes?

Together Liberia Project. Credit: Bruce Strong/Together Liberia Project. The essentials: Liberia’s President George Weah is making moves that...

Algeria’s establishment wants quick elections. Protesters see it as a trap.

Months after huge demonstrations toppled President Bouteflika, the ruling establishment is trying to organise speedy elections. The Algeria...