Tag Archives: African politics

Uhuru cannot start planning second term yet

Nic Cheeseman

Some commentators are claiming that the Jubilee Party have the 2017 in the bag. Taking a look at both the history of past parties and the current political landscape, Nic Cheeseman argues that we cannot be so sure. This blog was originally published in Nic’s regular column for the Daily Nation.

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Land rights and mobility: the unintended consequences of durable solutions in Tanzania

Amelia Kuch

Amelia Kuch takes a look at Tanzania, where durable solutions have been offered to Burundian refugees. New political rules are now in play for these citizens but, as Amelia shows, older ways of organising land and livelihoods in settlement areas are still alive and well.  Amelia is a PhD candidate in African Studies at the University of […]

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Exploring dispossession: Biofuel land deals in Ghana

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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 the Department of Geography in the University of Bergen, Norway. 

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Madagascar’s recipe for pre-election volatility: Just add locusts, bandits, and predatory politicians

In this article, Brian Klaas takes a look at Madagascar, arguing that whilst nothing is certain in politics, there may well be trouble ahead. Brian Klaas is a D.Phil candidate at the University of Oxford, studying the relationship between elections and political violence.     

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New: The Routledge Handbook of African Politics

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  In this blog, Andrea Scheibler tells us about the new Routledge Handbook of African Politics, that she has edited with our Co-editor Dr Nic Cheeseman and Prof  David Anderson. Andrea is a DPhil candidate in African History at the University of Oxford, and a member of St Hugh’s College.    

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