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More haste, less speed

More haste, less speed

DRC: hasty electoral reforms Decentralisation threatens to create more instability in this central African country by François Misser On March 2nd 2015, President Joseph Kabila promulgated a law...

Crisis mode

Crisis mode

Democratic Republic of the Congo: economy Slowing growth and growing political uncertainty spell difficult times ahead for this central African country By François Misser After five years of robust...

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,...

The logic of the looter

The logic of the looter

Former colonisers and their multinational companies collude with Africa’s corrupt elites to facilitate looting, but both are under increasing scrutiny.