The politics of environmental protection and social justice

In the latest instalment of our popular "Book Club" feature that brings you the best insights of the most important new volumes, Prakash Kashwan discusses...

Preventing COVID-19 from becoming a hunger crisis in Africa

In the last several months, COVID-19 has taken up nearly every news headline in nearly every country in the world. The health impact, testing,...

The humanitarian response to COVID-19 in Somalia will make things worse

As Somalia braces for the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, debt relief will not help prepare it for the financial and political catastrophe ahead....

Elections in a Pandemic: The Case of Cabo Verde

Hailed as a democratic example on the African continent, Cabo Verde recently went through its seventh round of multi-party parliamentary elections, which...

COVID-19 in Africa: Pandemics and Past Glories in Nigeria

In July of 2014, right in the midst of the West African Ebola outbreak, a Liberian American man brought the ebola virus to Lagos...

Randomized controlled trials: Opportunities and limitations for evidence-based policymaking in Africa

The past twelve months have been discouraging for international efforts to tackle poverty, and Africa is no exception. The African Development Bank...

Negotiating public services: State, society and governance in the Congo

How are public services delivered in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a country which is largely known for the absence, and fragility of...

Democratic breakthroughs in Africa: time to celebrate but worries still linger

With International Day of Democracy on 15th September, Nic Cheeseman takes stock of key trends and developments across sub-Saharan Africa. ***** Nic Cheeseman, University of Birmingham There...

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,...

How should African countries hold elections during the pandemic?

Although much commentary on the COVID-19 pandemic has described it as ‘unprecedented’, epidemic diseases have broken out periodically throughout human history. If...