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Prof. Ahmed I Samatar: “Decolonisation in Somaliland on 26 June 1960 in historical perspective”

On 26 June 2018, the 58th anniversary of Somaliland's independence, Professor Ahmed I Samatar placed that event in historical context and considered its relevance today.
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DR Congo: Six reasons why President Joseph Kabila will not relinquish power on 23 December 2018 By Alex Ntung

National elections are scheduled for 23 December 2018 in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is likely that Joseph Kabila, who has managed to delay polls since his mandate ended in 2016, will continue to do so.
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The geopolitics of African urban transformation by Tom Goodfellow

Tom Goodfellow reflects on how geopolitics is shaping Africa's urban transformation and what that might me for the future of cities on the continent
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Interview with Nkongho Felix Agbor Balla by Edward Paice The Anglophone crisis in Cameroon

Listen to Africa Research Institute Director Edward Paice interview Nkongho Felix Agbor Balla on the Anglophone crisis in Cameroon
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The subtleties of authoritarianism in Museveni’s Uganda by Sam Wilkins and Richard Vokes

Wilkins and Vokes argue that while the NRM certainly makes use of crude abuses of state power, this occurs within the context of a sophisticated electoral technique which is equally important to understand.
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Is Nigeria in need of restructuring? by Nwamaka Ogbonna

Nwamaka Ogbonna argues that for restructuring in Nigeria to work it must be accompanied by wider reforms to address underlying institutional weaknesses and democratic shortcomings
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Kenya’s 2017 presidential elections: a preliminary results analysis, by county By Aly Verjee

Aly Verjee highlights four trends which may explain the margin by which Uhuru Kenyatta defeated Raila Odinga in Kenya's 2017 elections.