#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,...

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...

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...

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...

Bad Khama: The Corruption of the Botswanan Presidency

Kenneth Good looks back at the legacy of General Ian Khama, who has just announced that he will soon step down as president of Botswana, and concludes...

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...

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...

Tanzania – Where President Magufuli’s politics and his economics meet

Michaela point to ways in which Magufuli’s economic strategy supports the consolidation of the President’s own, quite fragile political base. Michaela is a DPhil candidate...