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IPTL, Richmond and “Escrow”: The price of private power procurement in Tanzania by Brian Cooksey

In this Briefing Note Brian Cooksey chronicles how politics and rent-seeking have subverted the development of Tanzania’s power sector during the past quarter of a century.
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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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Edo State’s “do and die” election by Anselm Adodo

Anselm Adodo gives an overview of key issues ahead of the elections for governor in Edo state, Nigeria on 10 September.
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“More time”…to eat? Money and politics in Sierra Leone

Following his look at the street level view of corruption in Sierra Leone, Jamie Hitchen examines how corruption and politics are increasingly intertwined.
10 things to watch in Africa in 2016 by Africa Research Institute
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10 things to watch in Africa in 2016

Rising debt, the ever-growing prominence of social media and a battle for the soul of the ANC are just some of the things Jamie Hitchen and Nick Branson are expecting to see in Africa in the year ahead.