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NGOs and democracy in Ghana

In this article, Jelmer Kamstra and Luuk Knippenberg introduce their recent research into NGOs and democracy in Ghana. They argue that NGOs in the...

Joyce Banda’s regime: Business (and politics) as usual

In this blog, Clive Gabay gives us a taste of his recent research into Joyce Banda's rise and rule, which is published in full...

The politics of factionalism in a fractured Zimbabwe

In this blog, Elmond Bandauko from the Zimbabwe Democracy Institute looks at the divisions that are currently defining politics in Zimbabwe. The ZDI is...

What do the local election results mean for President Macky Sall...

In this post, Sophia Moestrup analyses the repercussions of the local elections held at the end of June in Senegal. This post originally appeared...

A laboratory for the new citizen: Rwanda’s Itorero ry’Igihugu program and...

Continuing our series on Rwanda, Andrea Purdekova explores the Itorero re'Igihugu program that seeks to provide 'civic education' to Rwandans across the country. She...

Bringing industrial policy back in: A new flavour to the narrative...

Continuing our series on Rwanda, Pritish Behuria takes a look at Rwanda's industrial policy. Economics has played an important role in reflecting and shaping...

Mugabe’s rule: From Darling to Despot, and from Hope to Hunger

In this post Jeffrey Smith explores Robert Mugabe's time in office, and its impact on the politics and development of Zimbabwe. Jeffrey is an...

(In)security groups and governance in Gulu

In this blog, Holly Porter and Rebecca Tapscott explore everyday policing and security in Northern Uganda. Holly Porter is the leader researcher for northern Uganda...

On predictability. The everyday struggles of shack dwellers in South Africa

Last week, the award-winning film, Dear Mandela, by Dara Kell and Christopher Nizza, was screened at the London School of Economics and Political Science....