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The puzzle of political alternation

DRC: quo vadis? As Kabila fights to retain power, opposition politicians must put political differences aside in the interests of the electorate The 2006 elections marked the end of a dramatic...

Mapping ethnic conflicts

Mapping ethnic conflicts

Africa: an artificial patchwork? Understanding the dynamics of ethnic conflicts in Africa means appreciating the role of ethnic identity In 2011 Peter S. Larson, a professor at the University of...

Reporting ethnicity in African politics

Reporting ethnicity in African politics

Africa: the scourge of ethnicity Understanding ethnicity—inherited or imposed—can go a long way to ensure accurate coverage of conflict in Africa As a journalist I have covered a range of conflicts,...