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New dictionary provides nuanced insights into the language of African politics

A new dictionary of African politics is much more than just a collection of words argue  Eloïse Bertrand, Nic Cheeseman and Sa'eed Husaini. Every country has...

Incumbency and elections: the 2019 polls in Botswana and South Africa

Nicole Beardsworth explains why Ian Khama’s retirement and removal of Jacob Zuma in South Africa is not a strengthening of democracy but a means...

#BookClub: Contesting Sovereignty in Africa and the Global South

The year 2016 saw populism go mainstream in the West, when the phenomena of Brexit and Donald Trump’s US election sharpened the...

Decolonizing the Academy: A digital panel

This week, the University of Edinburgh's Centre of African Studies is hosting the 'Decolonizing the Academy' conference. As part of this conference we are...

Why a one-size-fits-all approach to COVID-19 could kill

How should government's respond to COVID-19 and what is the best way to protect citizens? Alex Broadbent and Benjamin Smart argue that a one-size-fits-all...

State Capture in South Africa: Was the Zondo Commission worth it?

South Africa’s judicial commission into state capture, known as the Zondo Commission, recently handed over the fourth part...

Join the new “Ideas in African Politics” Network now!

You are invited to join a new research network study of the history and impact of African political thought. The name for...

There will be blood

This morning, the shack dwellers' movement, Abahlali baseMjondolo, released a press statement informing the public that 17-year-old Nqobile Nzuzua from Cato Crest, Durban, had...

Can President Zuma survive in South Africa?

Low on allies but not out of ideas, what next for President Zuma? Nicole Beardsworth analyses what the future has in story for the...

What’s in a name? BRICS and the global financial architecture

In this article Pooja Jain and Sarah-Jane Cooper-Knock explore plans by the BRICS countries to establish their own development bank and currency reserve. What...