What Future Awaits Refugees in Kenya?

On March 23, the Kenyan government gave the UN’s refugee agency a two-week-long ultimatum to prepare a plan to close two refugee...

Washington And The Inconvenient Genocide in South Sudan

The Trump and Biden administrations both declared China’s treatment of the Uighurs to be genocide. But the U.S. government has never applied...

#BookClub: Contesting Sovereignty in Africa and the Global South

The year 2016 saw populism go mainstream in the West, when the phenomena of Brexit and Donald Trump’s US election sharpened the...

The effect of Boko Haram stockpiling weapons on the Lake Chad...

Since Boko Haram's emergence in the early 2000s, the security situation in the Lake Chad Basin region has worsened. Comprising Nigeria, Cameroon,...

Authoritarianism has changed, and so should our approach to it

Authoritarianism is on the rise globally and democratic governments need to be better equipped to meet the challenges it represents, or at...

Merchants of Terror: The Counter-Terrorism Economy in Africa

Although the impact of ISIS and Al Qaeda in the Middle East is diminishing, these terrorist groups are making inroads in parts...

How can we address global knowledge inequalities in international research partnerships?

International partnerships have played an important role in academic research about the African continent. While funding sources have diversified, a significant share...

#BookClub: What Britain Did to Nigeria

Four months ago, Nigeria celebrated the 60th anniversary of independence from colonial rule. At that moment Nigeria reached “half-time” and has now...

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 scourge of popular coups in Africa

The recent spate of coups in Africa has generated considerable attention and concern. Between 1999 when the African Union (AU) was established...