Nick Branson, Senior Researcher, was quoted on the absence of policy debates in Zambia’s election campaign and lingering questions over the credibility of a newly-established constitutional court responsible for hearing electoral petitions.
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.
Nick Branson and Jamie Hitchen consider claims about the efficacy of cash transfers in Africa and raise questions about whether the process is too often driven by donors rather than African governments.
Edward Paice asks that as we mark the Great War’s centenary the courage, suffering and sacrifice of those – combatant and non-combatant alike – caught up in the "maelstrom of gigantic proportions" in Africa are also remembered.
Rhoda Mofya-Mukuka spoke to Jonathan Bhalla about why agricultural subsidies in Zambia have not had the desired impact on poverty reduction, smallholder farmer productivity and commercialisation of agriculture.