Seeing Like a Citizen: Decolonization, Development, and the Making of Kenya,...

What is the nature of postcolonial citizenship? How have ordinary people fashioned citizenship in the postcolonial period? Read Kara Moskowitz's candid explanation of how...

The right to protest in South Africa and beyond: from democratic...

As 2019 draws to a close, Jane Duncan reviews subtle measures employed by countries like South Africa to limit protests. Read more about how...

Pentecostal Republic: Religion and the Struggle for State Power in Nigeria

Is Pentecostalism appropriating state power in Nigeria? Ebenezer Obadare, author of Pentecostal Republic: Religion and the Struggle for State Power in Nigeria responds to...

South Sudan’s injustice system: Law and activism on the frontline

In the shadows of war, law and justice prevail in South Sudan. Legal activists are, as shown by Rachel Ibreck, creatively harnessing eclectic laws and...

Good NGOs, Bad NGOs: Nigerian Government Partnership with NGOs in Counter-terrorism...

In Nigeria, what makes an NGO ‘good’ or ‘bad’? In this brief but compelling read, Emeka Thaddues Njoku shows how the Nigerian security services...

Zimbabwe’s president Mnangagwa clamps down as the economy declines

Failed economic reforms, deepening economic crisis and a drought threatening the lives of millions have left Zimbabwe's President Mnangagwa insecure and his administration nervous. Nicole...

Campaign shows that political tectonic plates are shifting in Mozambique

David Matsinhe gives a solid analysis of shifts in political power dynamics in Mozambique, the violence-ridden election and the lost hope for a free...

A deep dive into what drives protests in Ghana

What drives Ghanaians to protest? Who is organizing the protests? Lewis Abedi Asante gives crucial insights on the role played by poor masses in...

Cameroon’s Anglophone crisis’ national dialogue: A glimmer of hope?

Will the ongoing government-led national dialogue in Cameroon resolve the Anglophone crisis?Leonard Mbulle-Nziege explores why, despite agenda manipulation, absence of separatists and Biya’s self-serving...

Nigeria’s soldiers of fortune: The Abacha and Obasanjo years

Max Siollun provides a compelling summary of the dual destabilizer-mediator role of Nigeria’s military, especially during the military dictatorship years. But, as the military...