Africa


The Other ‘Heart Of Darkness’: The Overlooked Crisis In The Central African Republic

In the classic and controversial novella titled ‘The Heart of Darkness’,  Joseph Conrad depicts the Belgian colonized territory around the Congo river as a place of intense savagery, madness, and depravity – at least to his European gaze. Conrad took what is now the modern-day Democratic Republic of the Congo […]


A Third Wave Revolution – Sudan’s Current Revolution And The Fall Of Bashir

In recent weeks, an inspiring photograph went viral of a Sudanese woman dressed in white standing atop a car with her hand pointed high, leading protesters in songs of revolt against the regime of President Omar Hassan al-Bashir. On Thursday April 11, after more than 30 years in power, Sudanese dictator Bashir was […]


Parliamentary Election and Post-Election Violence Threaten Democracy in Benin

Since April 28, Benin has been facing escalating violence and protest amid calls for a more democratic rerun of the parliamentary election. This election saw a dramatically low turnout of 23% following an intensification of electoral requirements, which left only two political parties – the Union Progressiste and the Bloc […]


Sudanese Protesters Persist Despite Military Warnings

After nearly a month since the Sudanese military ousted President Omar al-Bashir, protesters continue to demand representation in Sudan’s transitional government. Former President al-Bashir was removed from power on Thursday, April 11th, in response to over 16 weeks of widespread protest. After orchestrating the coup that placed al-Bashir under house […]


Civilian And Military Talks In Sudan Deadlocked

Tensions have increased in Sudan during disagreements between the Sudanese military and protesters. The main protest group has stated that the military is not serious about a transfer of power to civilian rule, following the ousting of President Omar al-Bashir. Ongoing negotiations between the protesters and the Transitional Military Council […]


Mozambique Facing Humanitarian Crisis: Second Tropical Cyclone Of The Year Makes Landfall

On April 25, Tropical Cyclone Kenneth made landfall in Mozambique’s northern Cabo Delgado Province, causing widespread damage in the Macomia and Quissanga districts north of Pemba and on the island of Ibo.  The storm has killed at least 41 people and destroyed almost 35,000 homes, along with damage to infrastructure […]


The Role Of Emigration in Nigeria’s Emerging Healthcare Crisis

The increasing migration trend among Nigerian medical professionals has seen alarming consequences for the region’s healthcare sector. Over 60% of registered Nigerian doctors have been found to practice abroad. This has resulted in a reported ratio of one doctor per 5,000 people in the country – a statistic deemed grossly […]


Tripoli Under Fire: The Region’s Only Functioning Airport Damaged In An Air Raid

An air raid on the last functioning airport in Libya’s capital Tripoli in April by forces loyal to renegade general Khalifa Haftar has undermined progress towards a democratic and peaceful solution to the political stalemate which has inundated the North African country since the assassination of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. […]