International anti-corruption: On the front page vs. under the radar

Anti-corruption will make international headlines in 2021, not just with the odd scandal but also due to the UN General Assembly convening...

A corruption scandal smoulders in Malawi, as Pres Chakwera fires cabinet

Malawi’s President Lazarus Chakwera came to power promising to tackle corruption. But his handling of a deepening corruption scandal of state capture...

DEMOCRACY CAPTURE & THE SHADOW STATE IN AFRICA – DOWNLOAD THE...

On World Democracy Day, 15 September 2021, the Centre for Democratic Development and Democracy in Africa will join forces to release two...
Youth artist Rousno calls for more education and human rights for children. 2012

Bad Education: The Politics of Fake Degrees in Sierra Leone

On the 26th March 2022, Dominion Christian University (DCU) located in Waterloo, Sierra Leone was seen in a video conferring fake honorary...

Taking lives: Living in Kleptoland?

The struggle of a mother living in a Luandan slum is one that requires all her might, each day, just to keep...
Sierra Leone, 2018 elections

The Dialectics of Loyalty in African Politics: Rule of Law and...

The story of politics in Africa is often too familiar, or so we think — corruption, bad governance, dictatorship, etc. Even more...

How presidential candidates buy-off disgruntled leaders and maintain their coalitions

As the August 9 general elections draw ever closer in Kenya, the month of April saw political party “nominations”, when the respective...

State Capture in South Africa: Was the Zondo Commission worth it?

South Africa’s judicial commission into state capture, known as the Zondo Commission, recently handed over the fourth part...