ATT, Mali’s ‘soldier of democracy’, moves on

Mali has been blessed, or perhaps cursed, with not one "de Gaulle" moment but with three. These moments of state collapse and...

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...

Mali’s next president: some ‘what ifs’ for the 2018 elections

Mali held its first round of presidential elections on 29 July 2018. In this article, Jonathan Sears ask crucial questions: 'What if a change...

VIDEO: Traditional Leaders and Democracy in Africa – WATCH NOW!

Watch the inaugural joint webinar of the Institute for Democracy, Citizenship and Public Policy in Africa at the University of Cape Town...

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...

Understanding the Malian crisis and its actors

As conflict Mali continues, Laurence Deschamps-Laporte puts together a timeline of major developments, an overview to the key actors involved, and a note on the...

Ghosts of juntas past: Can France get it right in Mali...

Should foreign allies prioritise liberty or stability in states undergoing extra-constitutional transition? France again faces this challenge in Mali, with the easy...

How Digital Repression Is Changing African Politics

Africa’s first election of 2021, featuring a presidential race in Uganda between President Yoweri Museveni and opposition leader Bobi Wine, provided a...

African Coups in the 21st Century

Coups are not a new phenomena in sub-Saharan Africa, and have shaped how people think about the continent for decades. Chinua Achebe’s...
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...