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Africa

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Why international justice must go local: the ICC in Africa

Criticism of the ICC on the grounds of anti-African bias or neo-colonialism is simplistic. It overstates the power of the ICC and underestimates the ability of African states to manipulate the Court for their own ends.
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2018: Elections in Africa

At least 5 sub-Saharan African nations are due to hold presidential or general elections in 2018. Check out our expert briefings and reading material on our interactive elections resource map.
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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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Africa Check, 4 September 2017

Nick Branson, ARI Senior Researcher, was consulted by Africa Check in their attempt to verify that Kenya’s Supreme Court was the first such African institution to overturn a presidential election.
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Mozambique’s debt crisis: Trawling for answers

In anticipation of an audit of borrowing by three Mozambican companies afforded questionable sovereign guarantees, this paper examines their debts and considers how the government and its creditors might extricate themselves from the current crisis.
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Interactive Timeline of Mozambique’s debt crisis

A cast of international actors facilitated US$2 billion of borrowing by Mozambican corporations afforded dubious sovereign guarantees. Outsiders also played a critical role in uncovering the debts. This timeline highlights some important moments in an extremely fishy tale.
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Uganda’s economy: 31 years of moving in circles by Ramathan Ggoobi

Ramathan Ggoobi argues that has the NRM failed to deliver on its 1986 promise of an "independent, integrated and self-sustaining national economy".