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    The Trial of Hissène Habré and What it Could Mean for Justice in Africa

The Trial of Hissène Habré and What it Could Mean for Justice in Africa

Celeste Hicks explores the trial of Hissène Habré and what it could mean for future justice and accountability efforts in Africa.

The legal vagaries and judicial details of the Extraordinary African Chambers (EAC), which sentenced Hissène Habré to life imprisonment in 2015, was not at the top of the list of concerns of many of  the former Chadian president’s victims. What matters […]

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    An experiment in participatory blogging on Ebola in Sierra Leone

An experiment in participatory blogging on Ebola in Sierra Leone

Duncan Green unveils unveils how CPAID researchers collaborated with their interviewees to produce showcasing their experiences during the Ebola epidemic.

This article is part of the #PublicAuthority blog series, part of the ESRC-funded Centre for Public Authority and International Development. 

Anthropologists do things differently, including blogging. My attention was piqued by Tim Allen’s reply to a commenter on his recent post (with Melissa Parker) on Ebola in […]

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    Climate-Related Impacts Calls For A “Pro-Poor Stance” Agricultural Policy

Climate-Related Impacts Calls For A “Pro-Poor Stance” Agricultural Policy

In this article, Mwai Daka highlights the impact of climate change on agriculture farming in Zambia, particularly on small-scale farmers. He explains why it is important for Zambia’s Ministry of Agriculture to take a pro-poor stance in order to help small-scale farmers deal with the effects of climate change on the country’s agriculture sector such as the introduction of […]

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How do patronage networks affect military cohesion?

Judith Verweijen examines the impact of patronage networks on military cohesion within the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC).

This article is part of the #PublicAuthority blog series, part of the ESRC-funded Centre for Public Authority and International Development. 

Military cohesion is increasingly recognised as crucial for shaping the behaviour of state and insurgent forces. Cohesion primarily refers to […]

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    Creating the right dynamic among our resident artists to curate impact in #LSEreturn

Creating the right dynamic among our resident artists to curate impact in #LSEreturn

In October 2017, Kara Blackmore explored the vital role art can play in developing and disseminating research to a variety of audiences and unveiled how researchers on the Politics of Return project and artists selected through the 32º East residency would dialogue to create outputs on the issues presented. In this blogpost, Kara Blackmore and Nikissi Serumaga describe the process of […]

Business Lessons for DRC’s Leadership Crisis

Kwame Marfo looks beyond DRC’s current leadership crisis to imagine a new future for the Central African country.

“You never want a serious crisis to go to waste,” quipped Rahm Emmanuel, President Obama’s Chief of Staff on the back of the crisis the new administration faced following the global financial meltdown. This provided the political capital to pass the most […]

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    Book Review – After Rape: Violence, Justice, and Social Harmony in Uganda by Holly Porter

Book Review – After Rape: Violence, Justice, and Social Harmony in Uganda by Holly Porter

In reviewing  After Rape: Violence, Justice and Social Harmony in Uganda, Sverker Finnström compares the work of Holly Porter to the pioneering anthropologist Margaret Mead.

Over the last decade or so post-war Acholiland in northern Uganda—from where the Lord’s Resistance Army rebels originated—has been subjected to a massive research intervention. The development leaves me partly puzzled: despite a virtual avalanche of […]

The Unenviable Situation of Tigreans in Ethiopia

As ordinary Tigreans are increasingly targeted because of their ethnic association to Ethiopia’s ruling party, Yohannes Woldemariam points out that the vast majority do not benefit from the rule of Tigrean People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and live in much the same conditions as most Ethiopians.

Ethnonationalism, a form of politics that depends on strengthening narrow group identities rather than embracing […]

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    ‘Smart’ connected Africa leverages technology to promote growth but will ICT be Africa’s saving grace in development?

‘Smart’ connected Africa leverages technology to promote growth but will ICT be Africa’s saving grace in development?

Okechukwu Okorie explores the potential impact ICT could have on development in African countries.

Conversations in the past two decades within academia, the media and policymakers have mostly centred on relatively new concepts driven, largely, by globalisation. These include the fourth Industrial Revolution, popularly described as Industry 4.0 and, for Africa – policymakers, stakeholders and the media alike – the Africa Rising narrative, one […]

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    DDR and Return in the DRC – A Foolish Investment or Necessary Risk?

DDR and Return in the DRC – A Foolish Investment or Necessary Risk?

Tatiana Carayannis and Aaron Pangburn argue that it is time to rethink Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration programs in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

This article is part of our #LSEReturn series, exploring themes around Displacement and Return.

After numerous cycles of violence, ceasefires, and peace deals, thousands of Congolese former rebels have demobilised, disarmed, and tried to return to their communities of […]

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