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Can we speak of African agency?

Can we speak of African agency?

Should African states have foreign policy ambitions towards the US? The United States' relations with Africa, like most of its relations with other international actors, have always been dictated and directed by the US...

The hole in Africa’s heart

The hole in Africa’s heart

Africa’s ‘lawless third’: duty of care Swathes of the continent are home to people whose efforts at self-rule or traditional ways of life have challenged state attempts to deal with COVID-19 The lack of access to...

Can carbon trading work in Africa?

Can carbon trading work in Africa?

Carbon emissions: room to grow There’s big potential for Africa to participate in international carbon markets given its ability to contribute to greenhouse gas mitigation Carbon emissions trading is a market-based...

Charcoal: vast, vital and often criminalised

Charcoal: vast, vital and often criminalised

If forests are properly managed and harvested, charcoal could be a renewable energy source that does not destroy the environment. Charcoal is one of the most important commodities in sub-Saharan Africa. In southern and...

Working from the ground up

Working from the ground up

Case study: Talensi, Ghana A low-cost, easily replicated land restoration technique has helped smallholders in northern Ghana resist the ravages of climate change Although climate change has not received as much...