By Backing Somaliland’s Port, Ethiopia Seeks To Grow More Muscle And Change Power Dynamics In Horn of Africa

Addis Ababa seeks to maintain Eritrea’s isolation, and weaken it to the point that it implodes and is formally reunited with Ethiopia. Or it becomes a pliant, client state

The Illegal Economy Of Buying And Selling Refugee Registration: Inside The Ugandan Refugee Scandal

Besides South Sudanese paying bribes to register as refugees and enable their resettlement in the west, there were rumours of Ugandans trying to buy themselves refugee status too!

More Than 10 Years Later, It’s Still Hell; Women Carry The Burden Of Ugandan War Trauma

A study found that northern Uganda had the highest rate of post-traumatic stress and depression ever recorded among displaced and conflict-affected populations anywhere in the world.

Ramaphosa And The New South African Promised Land: How Many Messiahs Can One Country Take?

Nelson Mandela was South Africa’s first Messiah…almost everything he did was inevitably positive. The economy grew, rainbows were believed in, the national football team Bafana Bafana were football champions

African Musicians ‘Fed Up’: Senegal’s Rappers Continue To ‘Cry From The Heart’ For A Better Society 

In many African countries musicians are in the vanguard of popular struggles. In Seun Kuti carries on the legacy of his father Fela by confronting the country’s venal political elite. In Burkina Faso rappers helped overthrow Blaise Compaore