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Opaque and difficult to quantify

Opaque and difficult to quantify

Light weapons: a roadmap Africa has made some innovative interventions to reduce illicit small arms flows, despite a scarcity of data and challenges on several fronts A member of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement...

Eritrea: dictatorship and terror

Eritrea: dictatorship and terror

  Eritrea is a paradox, a country that dips vertiginously from the mountains into the sea, from mellow temperate Asmara, the capital, to the scorching coastal port of Massawa. On the capital’s boulevards, fashionistas...

Senegal: universal jurisdiction

Senegal: universal jurisdiction

The trial of Hissène Habré, Chad’s former tyrannical ruler, has raised hopes that new systems of so-called hybrid justice can be developed. The Extraordinary African Chambers (EAC), a new body established by the...

Old wine in new bottles

Old wine in new bottles

  Despite its increasingly youthful population, poor succession planning means Africa continues to be governed by aged and ageing tyrants While Africa tries to move forward, it remains largely stuck in its past. That...

How long is too long?

How long is too long?

Data analysis shows that the longer current heads of state rule, the higher the levels of corruption and the more extensive their powers become It is, unfortunately, not unusual to hear of a head of state staying in...