Africa

Total 10 Posts

Museveni’s Uganda: A template for presidents who don’t want to leave office.

3 min read
Does any of this sound familiar? A president who refuses to leave office and will do just about anything to make it happen. Compliant legislators who coddle the man. A quarrel with big tech, which is trying to rein the administration in.

Why COVID-19 appears to have spared Africa so far.

4 min read
Six months on, Africa is one of the regions with the least deaths attributed to coronavirus in the world. World Health Organization experts explain why this might be.

How the failures of the 1919 Versailles Peace Treaty set the stage for today’s anti-racist uprisings.

7 min read
The racism that is now the target of protest across the globe is rooted in the decisions made 100 years ago by white men from powerful countries who believed maintaining their dominance was more important than seeking peace through justice.

Nigeria β€” Why having fewer political parties isn’t enough.

5 min read
Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission recently deregistered some political parties, leading to debates over whether this was a step in the right direction.

UK-Africa trade and investment: who benefits?

4 min read
Trade and investment can help reduce poverty, promote women’s empowerment, and support children’s rights. It can also do the opposite.

Can the world afford changing the rules on refugees?

4 min read
If the Western world no longer feels obliged to provide refuge to people from poorer countries, at the very least it should cease destabilising Arab and African countries for geopolitical gain.

Should we turn the Sahara Desert into a huge solar farm?

5 min read
The vast desert could potentially produce more than seven times the electricity requirements of Europe, with almost no carbon emissions.
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