The Shade of the Palm or the Heat of the Sun?...

With the second round presidential election run-off due to take place in the coming days, Laura Martin analyses the prospects of success for Sierra...
Sierra Leone, 2018 elections

The Politics of the Census in Sierra Leone

There have been several instances where successive governments do not trust national data from past governments. Sierra Leone is no different when...

Setting a foreign policy agenda for the Muhammadu Buhari presidency

Babatunde Afolabi talks us through the foreign policy priorities for Nigeria's new government. Babatunde is a consultant who has previously worked for the Economic...

Women’s Activism in Africa: Struggles for Rights and Representation

Our popular Book Club feature brings you accessible and powerful summaries of the best books on Africa. In this edition, Balghis Badri and Aili...

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...
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...

Controlling the ‘ticking timebombs’: motorbikes and social order in Freetown

In March this year, Olusegun Obasanjo referred to unemployed youth as a 'ticking bomb'. Here, Luisa Enria looks at similar characterisations of youth unemployment...

Women organising for gender equality in Sierra Leonean politics

Continuing our series on gender and politics, Dr Hussainatu Abdullah reviews the progress of women fighting for gender equality in Sierra Leone since the...
elections and violence in Sierra Leone

Elections and violence in Sierra Leone

What next for Sierra Leone? Two transfers of power have led to hope that the country will prove to be one of Africa’s most...

#SaloneDecides: Will new parties end Sierra Leone’s two-party dominance?

Does the emergence of two new political parties make it harder for any one party to establish dominance, and render a transfer of power more likely...