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Africa at LSE is a platform for the latest expert analysis on African political, social and economic affairs, placing the continent at the heart of contemporary global debates.

Multidisciplinary in scope, the blog provides accessible yet critical commentary and analysis from academics, practitioners and policymakers to enhance public understandings of the continent.

Africa at LSE is hosted by the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa.



Laurence Radford

Laurence Radford is the Editor of Africa at LSE. He is the former Communications Director of Zed Books and Managing Editor at the University of Manchester. Interested in international development, human rights, conflict and security, Laurence was a founding editor of the journal Human Remains and Violence and has edited over a hundred monographs and edited collections in the social sciences.


Editorial board

Dr Abenaa Owusu-Bempah is Assistant Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Evidence at LSE, with research interests in criminal procedure, the law of evidence and hate crime.

Dr Omar McDoom is Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics at LSE concerned with conflict, violence and security and ethnic and religious integration.

Dr Claire Mercer is a researcher at LSE and works at the interface of Human Geography, African Studies and Development Studies with expertise in the African diaspora.


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