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Tensions high as President Bashir launches re-election bid

In this post, Michaela Collord explores the tensions that have spread in Sudan ever since President Omar al-Bashir pledged his intention to seek re-election....

Parliament pins executive over corruption scandal in Tanzania

In this blog, Michaela Collord takes a look at the escrow scandal in Tanzania, and the impressive efforts by politicians to investigate the issue...
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Pre-election rift in Nigeria’s PDP

In this article, Michaela Collord argues that a pre-election rift has opened up in the People's Democratic Party, which has placed the  executive and...

Internal strife in Uganda’s National Resistance Movement

In this blog, Michaela Collord writes that the ouster of a top NRM cadre reveals the President's struggle for control within the ruling party....

Money, money, money: controversy surrounds the State House employees in Uganda

In this blog, Michaela Collord explores the controversy surrounding the inflated pay of employees in President Museveni's State House, in Uganda. Michaela is a PhD candidate...

Tanzania’s constitutional review in limbo

The constitutional review in Tanzania got off to a promising start but it is now close to collapse. Michaela Collord charts the rocky road...

President Sata and Zambia’s ‘people-driven’ constitution

In this  blog, Michaela Collord explores the controversies surrounding Zambia's 'people-driven' constitution. Whilst opposition parties are far from blameless, the recent furor demonstrates how...

A bank in suspense: Goodluck Jonathan and Lamido Sanusi

In this blog piece, Michaela Collord explores President Goodluck Jonathan's suspension of the Central Bank Governor, Lamido Sanusi and questions what the potential repercussions of...