sub-Saharan Africa
Dying to give birth

Dying to give birth

Maternal mortality Postpartum haemorrhage and obstetric fistula are two avoidable conditions that continue to kill and maim women in sub-Saharan Africa every year Atim (not her real name), from Nigeria’s southern state...

Civil-military relations: An uneasy alliance

Civil-military relations: An uneasy alliance

Africa’s post-liberation legacy of toxic civil-military relations Unable to achieve their political objectives by peaceful means, African national liberation movements took up arms to compete for power militarily....

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...

Africa’s mass trauma 

Africa’s mass trauma 

Why Africans still vote for toxic post-liberation tyrants Since the end of colonialism, apartheid and white-minority regimes, many African countries appear to have had disproportionally large numbers of psychopathic,...

The struggle to keep pace

The struggle to keep pace

Africa's collective electricity supply is bedevilled by weak legal frameworks and regional rivalry An estimated 580 million Africans lack access to electricity, three quarters of the global total. The International...