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Externalising refugee protection: less a vision than a mirage

May 9, 2022

Rwanda-UK refugee deal is an insult to Africa’s integration process

May 9, 2022

🌊 The sad state of democracy in Uganda and Rwanda

April 8, 2022

The challenges of gender integration in development

March 9, 2022

Bicycles could ‘build back stronger’ post-Covid – but may have unintended consequences

March 8, 2022
December 3, 2021

The death of the federal state in Ghana – and the lessons for federalists everywhere

Dennis Penu How do federal states die? Dennis Penu looks at the case of Ghana, explaining that a federal state can die gradually rather than suddenly. In crisis situations such as the current pandemic, political forces can easily exploit such gradual change Read more
September 6, 2021

State disengagement as a response to low-level conflict

Joan Ricart-Huguet ways: by repressing their subjects, or conceding to their demands. Yet, write Joan Ricart-Huguet and Richard McAlexander, there is a third option. Weak states may use a strategy of state disengagement Read more
July 1, 2021

How knowledge sharing could advance Africa’s responses to terrorism

Sven Botha Scant counterterrorism initiatives in Africa have often been blamed on a lack of political will. But institutional capacity, technical competency, decolonisation struggles and pressure from national advocacy groups all play their part. As Africa’s terrorism worsens, Sven Botha and Suzy Graham suggest that peer-learning through peer review may prove fruitful Read more

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