Do Kenyan women get a fair deal?

Kenya is a mass of contradictions when it comes to gender, argues our co-editor Nic Cheeseman. So how well are women faring in terms...

Power, peace, and space in Africa

Franzisca Zanker tell us about her work with Claudia Simons and Andreas Mehler, which focuses on the local dimensions of power-sharing in Africa. A...
Youth artist Rousno calls for more education and human rights for children. 2012

Bad Education: The Politics of Fake Degrees in Sierra Leone

On the 26th March 2022, Dominion Christian University (DCU) located in Waterloo, Sierra Leone was seen in a video conferring fake honorary...

Do we need to rethink how we measure inequality?

Debates around the role of inequality in Africa and beyond, and its impact on democracy, have been fierce. Much of the research that surrounds...

Uganda – President Museveni and the politics of quick-fix taxation

Uganda's recently enacted, Excise Duty Amendment Act (2018) imposes a range of new tax measures, including a tax on the use of social media....

Do the AU’s efforts in Sudan offer lessons for the future?

Has the African Union's brokerage role in Sudan been a success? And does it have important lessons for the way that the AU should...

The Uses and Abuses of Social Media in Africa

A recent conference at the University of Edinburgh went "Beyond the Hashtag" to explore the impact of social media in Africa. Don't worry if...

Ghana’s new Chief Justice has a tough job on her hands

The country’s second female Chief Justice inherits a judiciary that is still reeling from an undercover media investigation that revealed endemic corruption, writes Michael...

DIA BOOK CLUB: War, Women, and Power: From Violence to Mobilization...

How do women experience war? Does war reconfigure gender power relations? Marie E. Berry explores these and other questions in her new book: War,...

The battle for the soul of the ANC during the COVID19...

In his weekly newsletter explaining the turnabout in government policy, President Cyril Ramaphosa writes, “After careful consideration and discussion, the NCCC reconsidered its...