Learning from Left Analysis of New Fascism and Authoritarianism: From South...

There is a second coming of fascism under way in the twenty-first century that cannot be understood through the conceptual...

How to change rape culture in Côte d’Ivoire

In August this year, Yves de M’Bella, a media personality in Côte d’Ivoire, brought a male guest, Kader Traoré, onto his prime-time...

Does Decentralization Help Women Enter Politics?

According to the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development’s Policy Report on Gender and Development: 10 Years After Beijing, the transfer...

eSwatini: Monarchy turns on students, children, as repression mounts

For several months deadly political unrest has unfolded in the Kingdom of eSwatini, formerly known as Swaziland. The name change was unilaterally...

#BookClub: How do refugees cope with the difficulties of life in...

All around the world refugees leave their homes due to violent conflicts and seek safety in neighbouring countries. Yet flight does not...

Kidnapping for Ransom Drives Economic Hardship in North West Nigeria

The combination of instability and criminality is having a dramatic effect on the lives of people in Nigeria. It is estimated that...

Eroding the Unity Legacy: Ethno-regional Rhetoric in Zambia’s 2021 Elections

Zambia has a reputation for political stability and unity rooted in the efforts of – sadly recently departed – founding father Kenneth...

Zambian Democracy’s Biggest Test Yet

As one of the few countries to have experienced multiple democratic transfers of power, Zambia has long been considered among Africa’s more...

The end of the honeymoon in Tanzania: CCM reverts to type

Given the imperial like constitutional powers endowed to the President of Tanzania, it is easy to assume that one person – the...

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...