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Irrigating Africa: can small-scale farmers lead the way?

Irrigating Africa: can small-scale farmers lead the way?

20th March 2019 We often hear that irrigation in Africa is too limited, and that the key to a “green revolution” on the continent is to expand to levels seen in... 

Why some won't be celebrating Namibia's independence 29 years on

Why some won't be celebrating Namibia's independence 29 years on

19th March 2019 Namibia’s South West African People’s Organisation (Swapo) is an exception among the liberation movements that became governments in Africa. As... 

Responses to Zimbabwe highlight gulf between the region and the west

Responses to Zimbabwe highlight gulf between the region and the west

11th March 2019 The post-Mugabe regime in Zimbabwe continues to struggle to establish its legitimacy. While this is the case the terms of its future international... 

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 Can Benin protect itself from terrorism in the region?

Can Benin protect itself from terrorism in the region?

11th March 2019 Since February 2018, there have been about 60 terror attacks in the eastern region of Burkina Faso. Although no group has claimed responsibility,... 

Why corruption in South Africa isn't simply about Zuma and the Guptas

Why corruption in South Africa isn't simply about Zuma and the Guptas

8th March 2019 Corruption in South Africa isn’t simply a matter of bad morals or weak law enforcement. It’s embedded in processes of class formation –... 

How droughts will affect South Africa's broader economy

How droughts will affect South Africa's broader economy

7th March 2019 Droughts have become more commonplace in South Africa in recent years. In the past two decades since 1990, 12 of those years were defined as drier... 

Nigeria: what Muhammadu Buhari's re-election means for Africa's biggest economy

Nigeria: what Muhammadu Buhari's re-election means for Africa's biggest economy

7th March 2019 Muhammadu Buhari was re-elected as president of Nigeria in late February, winning 56% of the vote share in a poll shrouded in controversy. After... 

What a failed Johannesburg project tells us about mega cities in Africa

What a failed Johannesburg project tells us about mega cities in Africa

6th March 2019 Six years ago a major development was announced in South Africa. Billed as a game changer, it was meant to alter the urban footprint of... 

Letters reveal Africanist hero Robert Sobukwe's moral courage, and pain

Letters reveal Africanist hero Robert Sobukwe's moral courage, and pain

5th March 2019 This year marks the 59th anniversary of the Sharpeville massacre in South Africa. On 21 March 1960 the apartheid police opened fire on unarmed... 

South Africa is failing the rights of children to education and health

South Africa is failing the rights of children to education and health

4th March 2019 Is South Africa regularly denying children their right to access education as well as health care on the grounds either of petty bureaucracy or by... 

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