Madagascar’s recipe for pre-election volatility: Just add locusts, bandits, and predatory...

In this article, Brian Klaas takes a look at Madagascar, arguing that whilst nothing is certain in politics, there may well be trouble ahead. Brian...

Deforestation and Politics in Africa: Connecting the Dots

In the latest in our popular Book Club feature, Nadia Rabesahala Horning probes the relationship between politics and deforestation in Africa, and argues that one...

Compassion vs. coercion: Protecting lives & enhancing legitimacy in COVID-19 Africa

As cases of coronavirus rise across Africa, there is growing recognition that the pandemic could evolve into a crisis not just of health and...

Political partying and proxies: a rally two days before Madagascar votes

Here, Brian Klaas brings us an update from Antananarivo, Madagascar, two days before elections begin. If the international community thought that proxies would reduce...

Russia in Africa – Undermining democracy through elite capture

To gain insight into Russia’s governance model in Africa, one only need look at the experience of the Central African Republic. Russian...

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...