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Grassroots justice in Rwanda

Since 2001, the gacaca community courts have been the centrepiece of Rwanda’s justice and reconciliation process. Nearly every adult Rwandan has participated in the trials, but lawyers are banned from any official involvement. Human rights organisations fiercely opposed the use...
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Diehards and democracy: Elites, inequality and institutions in African elections

Multi-party elections are a salient feature of Africa’s rapidly evolving political landscape. International support for elections is prioritised above all other strategies for consolidating democracy. The legacies of political reform are diverse, and variable. Technology, natural...
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The Urban Portal, 1 April 2012

Dr Deborah Potts, author of ARI publication “Whatever happened to Africa’s rapid urbanisation?” quoted in The Urban Portal’s article “Is sub-Saharan Africa becoming urbanised?”
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Rapid Urbanisation in sub-Saharan Africa is a fallacy

It is frequently asserted that urbanisation levels are rising faster in sub-Saharan Africa than anywhere else in the world. In the latest Counterpoint from Africa Research Institute, “Whatever happened to Africa’s rapid urbanisation?”, Dr. Deborah Potts presents evidence to show...
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IRIN, 6 March 2012

ARI’s publication “Whatever happened to Africa’s rapid urbanisation?” by Dr Deborah Potts cited by IRIN News’ article “Africa: Challenging the urbanization myths”.
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The Atlantic, 25 February 2012

ARI’s publication “Why Africa can make it big in agriculture” by Stephen Mbithi cited by The Atlantic’s article “Africa’s amazing rise and what it can teach the world”.
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Future Agricultures, 24 February 2012

ARI’s publication “Whatever happened to Africa’s rapid urbanisation?” by Dr Deborah Potts cited by Future Agricultures’ article “Urban myths and rural futures for Africa’s young people”.
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African Arguments, 22 February 2012

ARI’s publication “Whatever happened to Africa’s rapid urbanisation?” by Dr Deborah Potts reviewed by African Arguments editor Magnus Taylor.
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Global Urbanist, 21 February 2012

Dr Deborah Potts, author of ARI publication “Whatever happened to Africa’s rapid urbanisation?” wrote an article for The Global Urbanist which questioned “Is Africa really rapidly urbanising?”
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Africa Works, 21 February 2012

ARI’s publication “Whatever happened to Africa’s rapid urbanisation?” by Dr Deborah Potts cited by Africa Works article “Urbanization: An African urban myth?”