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Russia in Africa: Soft power comes with hard edges
Russia in Africa: Soft power comes with hard edges
‘Do you believe in coincidences?”
Elephants in the room
Elephants in the room
World Elephant Day was held on August 12 to bring attention to the plight of the Asian and African pachyderm.
There is no Africa in African studies
There is no Africa in African studies
There is no Africa in African Studies. This has become apparent with the year we spent studying the continent in London. We are an intersectional...
E-learning education conference looks to unlock Africa’s future
E-learning education conference looks to unlock Africa’s future
As a Russia-Africa summit opens in Sochi on the Black Sea on October 24, a more modest but significant conference will take place in Abidjan, the...
The pushy tout’s guide to Marrakech
The pushy tout’s guide to Marrakech
Simon Allison in Marrakech
How a lack of democracy fuels violent extremism in Africa
How a lack of democracy fuels violent extremism in Africa
Violent extremism by non-state actors, whether by lone individuals or organised groups, or occurring as spontaneous communal violence, has...
Africans must wake up and act
Africans must wake up and act
I am concerned about the evolving global trend that threatens to reverse many of the gains in multilateralism enjoyed over the past several...
Remembering David Koloane
Remembering David Koloane
After spending his forty year-long career carving out a space for black artists in the global art world, 81 year-old Dr. David Koloane died at his...
Discard the odd and publish in Africa
Discard the odd and publish in Africa
Last week I was invited as a panellist to the International Publishers’...
The free movement of Africans
The free movement of Africans
Agenda 2063 is the blueprint and master plan for transforming Africa into the global powerhouse of the future, and is founded on the African Union...
Why African democracies are failing women — and what we can do to fix it
Why African democracies are failing women — and what we can do to fix it
The fundamental equality of citizens in terms of their right to vote and participate in the political system is a cornerstone of democracy. So why...
Africa’s identity begins at home
Africa’s identity begins at home
After all we have been through, we still don’t get to define our own continent. This holds us back

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