<i class='fa fa-lock-open' aria-hidden='true'></i> Issue 57
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Zimbabwean liberation war veterans mourn a dream deferred 

Zimbabwean liberation war veterans mourn a dream deferred 

Corruption, patronage and bad governance have betrayed Zimbabwe’s liberation victory.

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Is South Africa ready for coalition government? 

Is South Africa ready for coalition government? 

Based on its current service delivery record, mediocre at best, and its divided trajectory…

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South Africa’s liberation struggle and the inside/outside conundrum 

South Africa’s liberation struggle and the inside/outside conundrum 

Forty years ago, the Matola raid (January 1981) resulted in the massacre of 15 African National Congress (ANC) freedom fighters by apartheid forces…

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Cameroon: A nation on the edge

Cameroon: A nation on the edge

With no end in sight to President Paul Biya’s iron grip on power, new resistance groups are springing up in Cameroon.

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Togo’s thirst for real political change continues 

Togo’s thirst for real political change continues 

When Toto became a republic in 1961 Togo became a republic, its citizens hoped this signalled an era of stability for the country…

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Power dynamics in post-independence Zimbabwe

Power dynamics in post-independence Zimbabwe

A nexus between power, politics and the military Literature is awash with research on the militarisation of the state…

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The taste of freedom

The taste of freedom

Women’s memories of food offer insights into Mozambique’s liberation struggle.

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Kenya comes full circle  

Kenya comes full circle  

In 2002, the Kenya African National Union (KANU), the ruling party in Kenya since independence from Great Britain in 1963…

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Civil-military relations: An uneasy alliance

Civil-military relations: An uneasy alliance

After years of armed struggle to compete for power, Africa has ended up with a post-liberation legacy…

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Malawi’s democratic milestone 

Malawi’s democratic milestone 

When Malawians went to the polls in June 2020 – for the second time in little more than a year... You have read all of your free articles, to continue reading simply register to claim your complimentary three-day all-access pass. Registration is quick and free You can...

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Malawi’s democratic milestone 

Malawi’s democratic milestone 

An independent judiciary and a grassroots movement give Malawians a stronger voice When Malawians went to the polls in June 2020 – for the second time in little more than a year - the election not only marked the culmination of a process that saw opposition parties and civil society organisations upend the status quo in a traditionally conservative country, but witnessed the country’s highest court send a strong message to...

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National Liberation Movements as Government in Africa 

National Liberation Movements as Government in Africa 

Liberation movements begin as war machines animated by the desire for justice and, if successful, end up as governments clinging on to power... continue reading You have read all of your free articles, to continue reading simply register to claim your complimentary three-day all-access pass. Registration is quick and free You can claim your complimentary all-access pass and choose newsletters to receive by email. Create an account Subscription rates Subscribe for full access to all our content and choose newsletters to receive by email. See Our Rates We hope you enjoyed your complimentary access. Stay informed on issues that matter most to you. Become a subscriber today! Already have an account? Sign...

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Shaping Africa’s Post-Covid Recovery

Shaping Africa’s Post-Covid Recovery

Book Review  Shaping Africa’s Post-Covid Recovery Edited by Rabah Arezki, Simeon Djankov and Ugo Panizza Published by Centre for Economic Policy Research, 2021   With most of the world still grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic, different regions face unique...

A grim future awaits states who do not procure energy

A grim future awaits states who do not procure energy

Book review The Political Economy of Energy in Sub-Saharan Africa Edited by Andrew Emmanuel Okem and Lucky E Asuelime Routledge, London and New York; 2018 In pre-industrial society, one used wood and fire for heat and light, gathering wood from the environment on a...

Outbreaks, epidemics and the health of Africa

Outbreaks, epidemics and the health of Africa

Book review Epidemics and the Health of African Nations published by the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) 2019 and edited by Zamanzima Mazibuko Epidemics and the Health of African Nations explores Africa’s vulnerability to diseases and ably...

Buried deep within our hearts and never forgotten

Buried deep within our hearts and never forgotten

Book review Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani and Viviana Mazza; published by Harper Collins 2018 Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree is the heartbreaking account of a true- life event that happened in the small north-eastern Nigerian town of Chibok....

National Liberation Movements as Government in Africa 

National Liberation Movements as Government in Africa 

Book Review  National Liberation Movements as Government in Africa Edited by Redie Bereketeab  Routledge, 2018, Oxford Liberation movements begin as war machines animated by the desire for justice and, if successful, end up as governments clinging on to power. They...

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