Burundi’s Pierre Nkurunziza is one of many authoritarian African leaders.
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More leaders in more African countries will abolish term limits unless organisations like the African Union take action.
The rebellious French generals Edmond Jouhaud, Raoul Salan, and Maurice Challe (from left to right) leave the General Delegation in April 23, 1961 in Algiers, after taking power (with General Zeller) to oppose the Algerian policy of General de Gaulle. The Public Salvation Committee intended to preserve French Algeria was formed on 13 May 1958 with General Massu as its president.
In May 1958 General de Gaulle returned to power and established the Fifth Republic. Yet despite the monumental changes of that time, many in France today still don’t understand what really happened.
African business school need to achieve a tricky balance between local realities and global demands.
African business schools can benefit from the rigourous process offered by global rankings and accreditations.
If the past is anything to go by, the DRC will effectively deal with the current Ebola outbreak. But that doesn't mean we should be complacent.
The Fall armyworm will remain in Africa for a long time unless concerted action is taken.
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We looked at ten countries in East Africa and found poverty and politics were much more important drivers of conflict and displacement than climate change.
Anthropologist Georges Balandier in October 2003 in the gardens of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS).
As early as 1953, Balandier demonstrated how the struggle against colonialism was associated with an inverted vision of the world.
If UKIP were pigeons, Clacton-on-Sea #Banksy.
Identity politics can take an exclusionary or even predatory form, but can they also be more progressive and emancipatory?
Africa’s physical landscape is not a permanent fixture and is being constantly shaped by massive geological forces.
Seismologists use sensors to build images of the interior of the earth. Making the invisible, visible.
Stacks of used clothing are seen in this African warehouse. The U.S. is retaliating against countries that are restricting the import of American used clothing, a marginal industry for the U.S. but a critical one for some African nations.
The top U.S. foreign policy goals in Africa evidently no longer relate to human rights or democratic freedoms, but to protecting tiny, marginal American industries.
Children at a Koranic school in Mombasa, Kenya.
In Sub-Saharan Africa, Arab-Islamic education is neither a limited nor recent phenomena. While poorly understood, it remains a fundamental part of the educational development of the region.
An Egyptian street vendor selling bread walks past as a tear gas canister (background) fired by riot police during clashes with protesters near Cairo’s Tahrir Square on January 29, 2013.
In Morocco, bread is not only a symbol for wider demands but also the material basis of affordable and just living conditions.
Students were forced to move away from a region taken by the Lord’s Resistance Army.
Not all rebel armies use rape and sexual violence as a weapon. Some have actually designed ways to prevent such atrocities. How and what can we learn from them?
Ed Sheeran in the Liberian capital Monrovia for Red Nose day 2017.
Comic Relief is leading a major rethink in how charities portray poverty in Africa.
Google Earth. Data SIO, NOAA, US Navy, NGA, GEBCO
East Africa Rift is undergoing a process that will see the Horn of Africa split from the rest of the continent.
A Wildebeeste, or Gnu.
Africa's famous animal migrations are increasingly blocked by fences, erected by farmers to keep their livestock safe from disease. But a new approach aims to deliver healthy beef and healthy wildlife.
Antique ivory – defined as pre-1947 worked ivory – is an exception and can be traded in the UK and EU.
The EU and UK are fuelling the illegal trade through their continuing sale of legal ivory items.
Insects are constantly adapting to methods used to control them.
Farmers needs a way to manage harmful insects without destroying the ecological balance.
Corporates are willing to embrace corporate social responsibility initiatives. But many fail due to cultural insensitivity and misplaced communication strategies.
Corruption has played havoc with Nigeria’s economy.
Corruption has gotten so bad in Nigeria that animals are getting in on the act.