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ISSUE 36

NOBODY HAS COMPLAINED, STATE KEEP OFF SAME-SEX PARTNERS SHOULD NOT BE EXPOSED TO...

By ELIUS KATHERU KUBAI The legitimacy of a government is attached to the ability of such government through its agents to protect its citizenry from harm that may be caused by the everyday frictions...

Xenophobia in South Africa: why it’s time to unsettle narratives about migrants

By Loren B Landau Research Chair on Mobility & the Politics of Diversity. Migration; Urbanisation; Refugees; Xenophobia, University of the Witwatersrand Four people died in the latest violence and looting to hit shops owned by foreign...

Unpacking the request for early release by three Rwanda genocide prisoners

By Jennifer Trahan Three Rwandan prisoners convicted of genocide by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda have requested early release from the United Nations Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals. This has drawn widespread anger in...

Namibian genocide victims’ remains are home. But Germany still has work to do

By Reihard Kössler and Henning Melber Human remains kept by German institutions as part of their colonial loot were repatriated to Namibia at the end of August 2018– the third time this has been done....

Zimbabwe: a future finely balanced between democracy and militarisation

By David B. Moore Professor of Development Studies and Visiting Researcher, Institute of Pan-African Thought and Conversation, University of Johannesburg Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa’s inauguration as Zimbabwe’s second president and commander-in-chief consummated power for the...

Presidential term limits: slippery slope back to authoritarianism in Africa

By Cheryl Hendricks Professor of Political Science, University of Johannesburg By Gabriel Ngah Kiven PhD candidate in Political Studies at the Department of Politics and International Relations , University of Johannesburg Burundi’s Pierre Nkurunziza...

Why elections don’t always equal democracy: the case of Kenya

By Barbara Yoxon Associate Lecturer in Politics, University of York Kenyan opposition supporter is confronted by policy during clashes in Nairobi. Kenya’s transition to a multiparty democracy in 1991 was one of the most...

African leaders are more constrained by democratic rules than you think

By Nic Cheeseman Professor of Democracy, University of Birmingham Africa is often imagined to be a place in which presidents can do whatever they want, unencumbered by constitutional or democratic constraints. A large body...

A tug of war in Togo over term limits and the distribution of power

By Anja Osei Senior Research Fellow, University of Konstanz A Togolese opposition supporter during protests over alleged electoral fraud in 2005 The ongoing conflict in Togo about the introduction of presidential term limits is one of...

CONCURRENT JURISDICTIONS DEBATE: WHAT ROLES DO THE THREE COMPETITION AUTHORITIES PLAY IN THE KENYAN...

By Jasper Lubeto This article explores the competition authorities’ jurisdictional overlap in Kenya in light of Kenya’s membership to the East African Community (“EAC”) and COMESA. The author traces the place of the Competition Authority...
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