About Africa at LSE

Launched on 6 June 2011, the Africa at LSE blog provides expert analysis and debate on African issues and Africa’s place in the world. The blog also showcases research produced by LSE academics.

The Africa at LSE blog is part of the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa which was launched in 2016. The Centre is the culmination of a long relationship between LSE and the African continent that stretches back over a century.

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We welcome submissions from academics and researchers working in social sciences all over the world, in particular those based on the African continent. If you wish to contribute to the blog, please request editorial guidelines from the editor via email: africa@lse.ac.uk.

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About the editor


I was appointed editor of Africa at LSE in May 2011. My name is Syerramia Willoughby and I joined the School after over ten years in journalism, largely for the BBC. I grew up in Sierra Leone, West Africa and in recent years, I spent a five-month career break in the country of my mother, Ghana.

You can contact me on africa@lse.ac.uk or follow me on twitter at @AfricaAtLSE.

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