Zimbabwe’s Predatory State: Party, Military and Business

In this article, Jabusile Shumba discusses his recently published book: Zimbabwe’s predatory state: Party, military and business. He argues that the voracious modes of...

The Successes and Failures of Economic Reform in Africa

Zainab Usman shares with us her new paper on political settlements in Nigeria. Zainab is a doctoral candidate in International Development at the University of...

Exploring dispossession: Biofuel land deals in Ghana

In this post, Festus Boamah explores large-scale land acquisitions in Ghana and the local politics that surround them. Festus is a PhD candidate at...

Fuelling progress in Nigeria: Buhari and the petrol subsidy

Zainab Usman tells us why Buhari must phase out Nigeria's petrol subsidy. Zainab is a doctoral candidate in International Development at the University of Oxford. She tweets via...

Agri-food industry growth and the land grab in north-east Africa

In this blog, Marion Dixon explores the changing food regime in Egypt, as well as the political implications of this shifting food nexus in...

Has Zimbabwe removed a tyrant but not a tyranny?

As we continue the debate about what is likely to happen next in Zimbabwe, Nicole Beardsworth explains the many continuities between the Mugabe and...

An executive death threat

Michaela Collord focuses in on Zambia, where President Edgar Lungu recently threatened a prominent newspaper editor. She argues that this move on serves to...

#IIAG: African governments must get the basics right

Luisa Porritt shares and explores with us some of the big issues tackled at this week's conversation on the 2016 Ibrahim Index of African Governance,...