How climate change causes insecurity among vulnerable groups in Africa

“I was hopeful that my 30-year-old daughter would build me a decent house since this one can collapse anytime, but the finality...

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...

Reconciling democracy and development: Reflections from a life of research

Oda van Cranenburgh recently retired from Leiden University after a career of researching the politics of what are often called "developing countries",...
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Britain’s new relationship with Africa?

On 2 November, the Royal African Society marked its 120th Anniversary with a celebration of Creative Africa at The Shard in London. It...

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...

How history shows us that accountability is key to succesful development...

One of the greatest single development projects ever undertaken in Africa turned into one of the greatest failures and biggest financial scandals...