Legislative Development in Africa: Politics and Postcolonial Legacies

In the latest instalment of our popular Book Club feature, one of the rising stars of African studies, Ken Opalo, shares the main messages...

The Trial of Hissene Habré: How the People of Chad brought...

Tyrants can commit human rights abuses and sexual violence with impunity. But, some people are bringing such tyrants to justice. How are they doing...

Memories of Museveni – A Memoir of the Bush War

In a twist on our normal "Book Club" format - which usually sees authors reflect on the most important stories from their recent publications...
Emancipation without Equality: Pan-African Activism and the Global Color Line cover/Thomas E. Smith

Book Club: Pan-African Activism and the Global Color Line

How did Pan Africanism and campaigns for civil rights feed into and shape one another, and with what consequences? In the latest edition of our...

Zimbabwe: How Robert Mugabe squandered a “Mandela-esque” legacy

Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe remains one of Africa's most intriguing and controversial leaders. As part of our popular "Book Club" series, Martin Plaut...

The politics of environmental protection and social justice

In the latest instalment of our popular "Book Club" feature that brings you the best insights of the most important new volumes, Prakash Kashwan discusses...

Contradictions of Democracy: Vigilantism and Rights in Post-Apartheid South Africa

What does the worrying high level of violence in South Africa mean for democracy? In our popular Book Club feature, Nicholas Rush Smith explains...
Mauritius; Small democracies/Sofitel So Mauritius

Why are Africa’s small countries more democratic?

Why do small African states often rank highly in comparative measures of democracy?Jack Corbett and Wouter Veenendaal outline how their research into states with populations under one million...
Rwanda: From Genocide to Precarious Peace/Credit: Aubrey Graham

Book Club: How to Write about Post-Genocide Rwanda

How effective has the process of nation, state and peace-building been in Rwanda under President Paul Kagame? And what is the best way to...

Are NGOs in Africa a Force for Good?

What role does civil society and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have to play in achieving social justice? In our popular Book Club feature, Sally Matthews...