Patterns of Genocidal Rape in South Sudan

South Sudan has been at war since December 2013. Multiple peace agreements have been signed between Juba and the rebels since, 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...

Compassion vs. coercion: Protecting lives & enhancing legitimacy in COVID-19 Africa

As cases of coronavirus rise across Africa, there is growing recognition that the pandemic could evolve into a crisis not just of health and...
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...

South Sudan’s injustice system: Law and activism on the frontline

In the shadows of war, law and justice prevail in South Sudan. Legal activists are, as shown by Rachel Ibreck, creatively harnessing eclectic laws and...

A year of illusions: Five things we learnt about democracy in...

Professor Nic Cheeseman's traditional review of the year, which analyses some of the main developments on the continent in 2017 and looks ahead to the prospects...

Is South Sudan Doomed to Fail?

Sam Stratford looks at the situation in South Sudan, too often forgotten in the flurry of headlines about events in Kenya and Zimbabwe, and...

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...

Closing the camps: Kenya’s déjà-vu politics

Hanno Brankamp explores refugee politics in Kenya. The government's announced closure of its refugee camps is not just a worrying déjà-vu; it is driven by national politics...

Briefing Note: South Sudan conflict

Clémence Pinaud provides us with a briefing note and update on South Sudan's third civil war. Clémence is a historian and a post-doctoral fellow at...