In 2018, Africa accounted for 70% of the world’s people displaced by armed conflict and human rights abuses.
States with more capacity, more political inclusion and that make good use of foreign aid tend to see better outcomes.
The mega dam in Jinja was meant to give Uganda energy independence, but this was constrained by Britain’s agricultural interests in Egypt.
One woman has used her academic research and personal experience to explore the idea of ‘acceptable’ and ‘undeserving’ refugees.
The dam has helped to shift longstanding power relationships and could pave the way for more cooperation among all the countries that depend on the Nile.
These are ferociously intelligent books by two young female writers addressing the problems of gender, race and migration in Australia today.
Refugee law puts humanitarianism above considerations of state sovereignty.
The origins of Ethiopia’s food crisis can be traced to a bitter feud between Eritrean and Tigrayan liberation fighters.
The sourcing of wheat has factored into the political and strategic decisions and security of many countries.
Wheat and bread play a central role for food security and political stability in Sudan.
Promoting and practicing ethical research that includes the people who live in the area today is as important to the archaeological team as learning more about the lives of the ancient inhabitants.
Russia is attempting to export its governance model of an authoritarian, kleptocratic and transactional regime onto Africa.
The project violates colonial-era water rights but promises cheap and clean power to East Africa.
The failures of nominally elected governments has denied leaders - as well as the democratic system - a vanguard popular constituency.
When the military leaders have responded so harshly and have not given in on any demands, why do the protests still continue?
Migration can be a matter of life and death, but religion can help people cope.
The military takeover and arrest of activists may well bring Sudan’s divided opposition together.
Sudan has needed and will require compromise and principled political goodwill to realise a difficult transition from military rule.
Governments are purposefully using laws that lack clarity, or ignore laws completely, to carry out illegal surveillance of their citizens.
Studying ancient DNA in Africa is valuable for understanding human evolution, population migrations, and human history locally, regionally and globally.