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How The Great War Razed East Africa

The scale and impact of the First World War campaign in eastern Africa were gargantuan. The troops, carriers and millions of civilians caught up in the fighting should not be forgotten.
How to make planning law work for Africa

How to make planning law work for Africa By Stephen Berrisford

As competition for land intensifies in Africa’s rapidly growing towns and cities, planning laws assume a fundamental importance. The promotion of external “one-size-fits-all” models has not served Africa well.

Who will plan Africa’s cities? by Vanessa Watson and Babatunde Agbola

Africa’s cities are growing and changing rapidly. Without appropriate planning, they will become increasingly chaotic, inefficient and unsustainable. In many countries, planning legislation dates back to the colonial era.

Ambassador Zhong Jianhua – on trade, aid and jobs

In conversation with ARI, China’s Special Representative on African Affairs responds to common criticisms of China’s policy and conduct in Africa.

How Rwanda judged its genocide by Phil Clark

While the full impact of the process will not be apparent for many years, gacaca community courts have delivered benefits to Rwandans in the spheres of justice, truth and reconciliation.

Whatever happened to Africa’s rapid urbanisation By Deborah Potts

African governments, policymakers and international donors need to acknowledge fundamental changes in urbanisation trends and respond to the messages imparted about employment, incomes and economic development.