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You are invited to join a new research network study of the history and impact of African political thought. The name for...
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Do sanctions work ? The case of Eritrea says “no”

Eritrea has lived under United Nations economic sanctions for more than ten years without any notable impact on its politics or economy....

Investor Confidence Low in the Horn of Africa, as Geopolitical Competition...

During a visit to Africa, former US President Obama stated that the Horn of Africa - that is, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and...

The problems of using development aid to respond to the “migrant...

The number of people from sub-Sahara Africa seeking refuge almost tripled between 2009 and 2019. During that period, flight and migration from...

#BookClub: Dissidents and Democracy in Africa

Any article proposing possible ways to create durable and equitable democracies in Africa should be humble in its goals. A cursory glance...

What we do (not) know about Internet shutdowns in Africa

Internet shutdowns in Africa have become the new normal. In 2019, at least 10 African countries blocked access to the internet, constituting...

#BookClub: East Africa After Liberation

In the latest in our popular #BookClub feature, Jonathan Fisher reveals the most significant lessons of  his important new book East Africa After Liberation. To...

Great Power Rivalry Hinders Horn of Africa Democratization

Africa is facing major demographic changes and will double its population by 2050 to around 2.5 billion, half of whom will be under 24...

The Impact of COVID19 on Food Security in Africa

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all sectors of economies globally. Here in Africa, the crisis has drastically impacted food security. Supply chains, food and...
The Continent Issue 3

The Continent – brilliant free African journalism

The Continent is a brilliant new venture from Simon Allison and the team at Mail&Guardian. It brings together fantastic writing from African journalists across...