Tag: politic

Cameroon's forced returns of Nigerian refugees leads to more tragedies

Cameroon's forced returns of Nigerian refugees leads to more tragedies

Cameroon’s forced deportations are not just putting refugees in peril, but potentially undermining the fight against Boko Haram....

Insiders Insight: The downfall of the Dos Santos family

Insiders Insight: The downfall of the Dos Santos family

Angola’s former president José Eduardo dos Santos (right) meeting his South African counterpart. Credit: GCIS. This week, we...

Losing my religion? The backlash to Boko Haram in northern Nigeria

Losing my religion? The backlash to Boko Haram in northern Nigeria

In the birth place of Boko Haram, religious fervour has dimmed after years of unrest. Attendance at Islamic...

Madagascar elections: 36 candidates, 4 (ex-)presidents, and a lot of money

Madagascar elections: 36 candidates, 4 (ex-)presidents, and a lot of money

Madagascar is one of the poorest countries in the world, yet its elections rank among the most expensive....

Ethiopia: Rising ethnic violence undermines Abiy's reform agenda

Ethiopia: Rising ethnic violence undermines Abiy's reform agenda

Ethiopia’s unique federal arrangement has given ethnic politics, and violence, the foundation to flourish. What can the PM...

What’s the real story behind the Botswana elephant deaths false claims?

What’s the real story behind the Botswana elephant deaths false claims?

While “conservation” is usually seen as a progressive cause in the West, it is often despised in Africa...

Cameroon elections: President Biya set for routine, if Pyrrhic, victory

Cameroon elections: President Biya set for routine, if Pyrrhic, victory

Rather than consolidating the president’s 36-year rule, the upcoming elections could heighten frustrations with it. In power since...

Insiders Insight: Zimbabwe cholera outbreak turns to emergency

Insiders Insight: Zimbabwe cholera outbreak turns to emergency

Patients at a cholera treatment unit in Zimbabwe. Credit: Kate Holt/AusAID. This week’s free preview section (scroll down...

Insiders Insight: Restricting women's rights in Tanzania

Insiders Insight: Restricting women's rights in Tanzania

Crowds at the inauguration of Tanzania’s President John Magufuli in 2015. Credit: GCIS. This week’s free preview section...

Victim, perpetrator, son? The other side of the ICC's Ongwen trial.

Victim, perpetrator, son? The other side of the ICC's Ongwen trial.

The trial of a former LRA commander is meant to ensure justice. But many in northern Uganda are...

Why is Africa always portrayed as a passive woman?

Why is Africa always portrayed as a passive woman?

Africa is often talked about as an object to be consumed. Even those who resist this discourse sometimes...

Morocco in the middle - African Arguments

Morocco in the middle - African Arguments

As more migrants head to Europe via Morocco, Rabat is taking advantage of its newfound position to extract...

Eritrea: Why change abroad doesn't mean change at home

Eritrea: Why change abroad doesn't mean change at home

Eritrea’s recent foreign policy shifts have been driven by President Afwerki and his Red Sea allies. Neither has...

How Kabila and the mining giants went from best friends to adversaries

How Kabila and the mining giants went from best friends to adversaries

Why has the DRC’s president had a complete change of heart? A new mining code has created a...

Insiders Insight: All quiet in Burundi? Not quite.

Insiders Insight: All quiet in Burundi? Not quite.

What’s the latest from Burundi? Credit: Brice Blondel. This week’s free preview section (scroll down to see it) is...

Uganda: A police chief on trial and deepening suspicions with Rwanda

Uganda: A police chief on trial and deepening suspicions with Rwanda

For over a decade, Kale Kayihura was seen as President Musveni’s fiercest protector. Now he’s accused of being...

Kofi Annan’s quest for a better Africa

Kofi Annan’s quest for a better Africa

As Kofi Annan receives a three-day state funeral in Ghana, we should take the opportunity to celebrate and...

Insiders Insight: Namibian land reform & the ongoing fight for freedom

Insiders Insight: Namibian land reform & the ongoing fight for freedom

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"It's everywhere": Vote-buying gets more brazen in Nigeria ahead of 2019

"It's everywhere": Vote-buying gets more brazen in Nigeria ahead of 2019

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Divide and rule: The problem with the DRC's electoral system

Divide and rule: The problem with the DRC's electoral system

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May in Africa: Same old UK self-interest + new smell of desperation

May in Africa: Same old UK self-interest + new smell of desperation

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Can India keep pace with China in Africa?

Can India keep pace with China in Africa?

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China in Mauritius: Gateway to Africa or forgotten friend?

China in Mauritius: Gateway to Africa or forgotten friend?

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A virtuous vice? The apprentice aiming to become master in Malawi

A virtuous vice? The apprentice aiming to become master in Malawi

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Insiders insight: A TB advancement vs. intellectual property rights

Insiders insight: A TB advancement vs. intellectual property rights

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Nigeria: A displacement crisis that runs deeper than Boko Haram

Nigeria: A displacement crisis that runs deeper than Boko Haram

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#FreeBobiWine and today's Pan-Africanism for the digital age

#FreeBobiWine and today's Pan-Africanism for the digital age

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Generation gap: What #FreeBobiWine tells us about Ugandan politics

Generation gap: What #FreeBobiWine tells us about Ugandan politics

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Here, queer, and speaking up: LGBTQ Nigerians tell their stories

Here, queer, and speaking up: LGBTQ Nigerians tell their stories

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Were Zimbabwe's elections free, fair and credible? The final scoresheet.

Were Zimbabwe's elections free, fair and credible? The final scoresheet.

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“There is pressure on us": Burundian refugees in Tanzania pushed to return

“There is pressure on us": Burundian refugees in Tanzania pushed to return

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Bobi Wine: Why the Ugandan regime is so rattled by the popular musician

Bobi Wine: Why the Ugandan regime is so rattled by the popular musician

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Insiders insight: Mozambique sets $8,300 fee for foreign journalists

Insiders insight: Mozambique sets $8,300 fee for foreign journalists

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Tanzania: The tentative but rising resistance to Magufuli's repression

Tanzania: The tentative but rising resistance to Magufuli's repression

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Nigeria is home to 500+ kinds of graft. Here's a new way to think about them.

Nigeria is home to 500+ kinds of graft. Here's a new way to think about them.

Nigeria is home to 500+ kinds of graft. Here's a new way to think about them. - African...

Ethiopia: Exploiting the Gulf's scramble for the Horn of Africa

Ethiopia: Exploiting the Gulf's scramble for the Horn of Africa

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Congo: Why it's time for the opposition to get behind Bemba

Congo: Why it's time for the opposition to get behind Bemba

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Insiders insight: Is Côte d'Ivoire's amnesty just shrewd politics?

Insiders insight: Is Côte d'Ivoire's amnesty just shrewd politics?

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Why are migrants from the Horn flocking to war-torn Yemen?

Why are migrants from the Horn flocking to war-torn Yemen?

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The shocking absence of Global South scholars in international journals

The shocking absence of Global South scholars in international journals

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