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The Will of the People: Further Reflections on the Post 2017 Election Evaluation Report and a New Electoral Management Culture The Will of the People: Further Reflections on the Post 2017 Election Evaluation Report and a New Electoral Management Culture
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The Will of the People: Further Reflections on the Post 2017 Election Evaluation Report and a New Electoral Management Culture

The reason our ballot papers have security features that are equal to, if not more than, our currency is because...

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Adding Fuel to Fire: Why Somalia’s Oil Could Prove to Be a Curse

The decision by President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo’s government to put Somalia’s oil reserves on the predatory oil and extractive industries’...

Mind the Gap: Notes on Neoliberalism and Africa in the new world disorder. Mind the Gap: Notes on Neoliberalism and Africa in the new world disorder.
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Mind the Gap: Notes on Neoliberalism and Africa in the new world disorder

Beyond the linguistic cannibalism that characterises much of the critique against it, is neoliberalism Africa’s war?

Africa’s Beautyful Ones Were Born in the `80s, Old Men, Black and White, Have Never Been More Afraid Africa’s Beautyful Ones Were Born in the `80s, Old Men, Black and White, Have Never Been More Afraid
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Africa’s Beautyful Ones Were Born in the ’80s, Old Men, Black and White, Have Never Been More Afraid

From Khartoum to Kampala, from Ouagadougou to Lusaka, the revolt of Africa’s youth against the ageing strongmen of the liberation...

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Slaying the Monster: How to Win the War on Corruption in Kenya

The Judiciary is under sustained assault from the Executive branch of government and buck-passing has come to distinguish Kenya’s war...

Battle of Ideas: The Social Responsibility of Intellectuals in Building Counter-Hegemonies Battle of Ideas: The Social Responsibility of Intellectuals in Building Counter-Hegemonies
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Battle of Ideas: The Social Responsibility of Intellectuals in Building Counter-Hegemonies

In a capitalist society divided into classes, you have broadly two types of intellectuals. There are those who produce rationalizations,...

The Swan Song of Electoral Democracy: From Kenyatta to Kabila, the Rise of a New Impunity The Swan Song of Electoral Democracy: From Kenyatta to Kabila, the Rise of a New Impunity
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The Swan Song of Electoral Democracy: From Kenyatta to Kabila, the Rise of a New Impunity

The farcical rigging of the DR Congo election was only a surprise to the extent that fellow African presidents and...

The Economic Logic of Regime Change: Venezuela Today. Uganda Tomorrow? The Economic Logic of Regime Change: Venezuela Today. Uganda Tomorrow?
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The Economic Logic of Regime Change: Venezuela Today. Uganda Tomorrow?

The US is supervising a coup in Venezuela. The pretext: Nicholas Maduro’s brutality, the state’s record of widespread human rights...

Steakholders vs Smallholders: The Political Economy of Kenya’s Sugar Industry. Steakholders vs Smallholders: The Political Economy of Kenya’s Sugar Industry.
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Steakholders vs Smallholders: The Political Economy of Kenya’s Sugar Industry

Western Kenya’s sugar industry has a productivity problem. Fortunate to have been given several reprieves by COMESA, growers, millers and...

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