Tag: politics

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“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...

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Africa’s 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...

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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?...

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The Congo’s political crisis is stirring deadly violence in Kasai and beyond

The UN has labelled the DRC a “level 3 emergency“. This is its highest warning and puts it...

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Uganda: Why Stella Nyanzi’s radical rudeness scares the government

The outspoken feminist academic is still facing charges for criticising the president last year. But when the patriarchy...

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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...

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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. Credit: GCIS. Cyril...

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Boiling a frog: Ramaphosa’s patient battle for the soul of the ANC

Ramaphosa is now president of a deeply divided party. History suggests he will move cautiously, but effectively. Cyril...

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Pushed to extremes: Cameroon’s escalating Anglophone crisis

As the crackdown continues, armed secessionist groups may be gaining in strength, support and resolve. Cameroonian soldiers and...

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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...