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Understanding the Complexity of Fragmented Justice in DRC

Dr José Bazonzi talks to JSRP Research Manager Henry Radice about his recent research, and the current research environment in DRC.

 

You focus in your work on the notion of fragmented justice. What do you mean by this?

When we look at justice provision in the area I work on, Muanda in Kongo Central, there really is a multiplicity of actors […]

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    Former Botswana President Quett Masire deserves to be remembered as one of the greatest post-colonial African leaders

Former Botswana President Quett Masire deserves to be remembered as one of the greatest post-colonial African leaders

LSE’s Elliott Green examines the life and legacy of Botswana’s second President Quett Ketumile Joni Masire.

 

Quett Ketumile Joni Masire, President of Botswana from 1980 to 1998, died late on 22 June 2017 at the age of 91.  Masire is by no means a household name, even among scholars of Africa, yet he deserves to be remembered as one of the […]

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    The Road Ahead — Building Momentum for Justice in the Central African Republic


The Road Ahead — Building Momentum for Justice in the Central African Republic


Patryk I. Labuda discusses the ongoing challenges of achieving justice and accountability for mass atrocities in the Central African Republic.

The Central African Republic (CAR) is the new international justice frontier. After a French-led intervention brought the country back from the brink of genocide in 2013, international efforts have focused on restoring law and order in what the International Crisis Group once called […]

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    Book Review: Refuge: Transforming a Broken Refugee System by Alexander Betts and Paul Collier

Book Review: Refuge: Transforming a Broken Refugee System by Alexander Betts and Paul Collier

In Refuge: Transforming a Broken Refugee System, Alexander Betts and Paul Collier set out to offer solutions to the flawed system of refugee management that has gained increasing attention through the emergence of the crisis discourse surrounding migration. While this ambitious book sets out to challenge this through restoring a narrative of hope, Gayle Munro questions whether its underlying optimism […]

Transformative Research: is it the way forward for Africa?

A growing number of policymakers, researchers and funding bodies have gotten excited about transformative research on Africa. Transformative research, they claim, may support progress towards economic, social and environmental sustainability in Africa and may enhance the participation of local actors in development research and cooperation. This may happen, if we actually knew what transformative research meant and how best […]

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    An Open Letter to Mark Zuckerberg: Africa deserves more from your IT initiatives

An Open Letter to Mark Zuckerberg: Africa deserves more from your IT initiatives

LSE’s Kristen Hagemeister urges the Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to rethink his current initiatives on the African continent to ensure they result in real transformational change.

 

Dear Mr Zuckerberg,

Your motivation to invest in Africa’s ICT industry is commendable and in your recent visits to Nigeria and Kenya, you stated your intention to listen, learn, and understand the challenges facing African […]

The Cautious Return of Import Substitution in Africa

As import substitution becomes fashionable again in some African countries, LSE’s Pritish Behuria analyses how successfully this policy can be implemented given the evolving aid and investment landscape.

The international development industry is currently experiencing turbulence and uncertainty. Donald Trump’s victory in the United States elections and the rise of populist politics elsewhere in Europe may contribute to changes in […]

Legal invisibility was the best thing to happen to me

I became an undocumented migrant at age six and it changed my life writes Robtel Neajai Pailey.

 

For the millions of undocumented migrants across the globe, life unfolds above ground, but below the radar.

I should know.

When I was six years old, I plunged into a vortex of legal invisibility and remained trapped in its grip for nearly 15 years.

Born in Monrovia, […]

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    Will the appointment of Tedros Ghebreyesus mark a turning point for WHO?

Will the appointment of Tedros Ghebreyesus mark a turning point for WHO?

Dorcas Gwata and Tarik Endale analyse the top priorities for Dr Tedros Gebreyesus as he takes over the leadership of the World Health Organisation.

The global health community is alight in African colours, the continent’s voice has been amplified with the appointment of Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus as Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), the first African to hold […]

How to Create a Winning Coalition for #Zimbabwe2018

LSE’s McDonald Lewanika discusses the possibilities and prospects of an opposition coalition in the upcoming presidential elections in Zimbabwe in 2018 through analysis of the 2008 and 2013 polls and examines the insights they might hold for the future success of an opposition coalition.

This article is part of our African Elections series.

The need for a “grand” coalition of opposition […]

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