Leadership

Money guards and hospital hostages in the DRC

Conducting research in new socio-economic spaces can bring unexpected challenges. For two researchers in Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo their identities as white foreigners impacted their relation to power and authority, with ignorance of local customs interacting with privileged access to money and networks.

This article is part of the #PublicAuthority blog series with the Centre for Public Authority […]

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    A never-ending story? Cyclical mobilisation and demobilisation in the eastern DRC

A never-ending story? Cyclical mobilisation and demobilisation in the eastern DRC

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, demobilisation programmes aim to reintegrate combatants into everyday life. But there are often blurred boundaries between what is considered military and civilian and, with a less nuanced understanding, potential future security threats could go unchecked.

This article is part of the #PublicAuthority blog series with the Centre for Public Authority and International Development at LSE.

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SexYZ: Writing our own Sex Education narrative

Emily van der Merwe introduces SexYZ, winner of the 2017/18 PfAL social campaign. In this launch blog post, she discusses the team plans to use visual learning and animation to increase the impact of the campaign.

Think of a video that you watched that changed your worldview, or even changed your life. (For me it was The Lion King, and […]

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    ‘For the Elections we Want Women!’ – Why? What Explains Growing Support For Women Leaders?

‘For the Elections we Want Women!’ – Why? What Explains Growing Support For Women Leaders?

Alice Evans investigates why there is growing support for women leaders.

Across the world, there is rising support for women’s political participation and leadership. What explains this egalitarian social change? And how can it be amplified?

Existing research has explored the relative significance of political, socio-economic and ideological factors. Maybe democratisation and reduced state repression have lessened women’s fear of speaking […]

April 11th, 2016|Featured, Gender|1 Comment|
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    Inaugural LSE PfAL Forum takes place in Kampala in January 2016

Inaugural LSE PfAL Forum takes place in Kampala in January 2016

Youth empowerment and promoting African intellectualism will be the subjects under discussion at the inaugural LSE PfAL Forum which takes place in Kampala, Uganda on 14 and 15 January 2016.

The PfAL Forum 2016 – which will be opened by Professor Tim Allen, Director of the new LSE Africa Centre – is a two-day event bringing together the members of the LSE […]

January 8th, 2016|LSE|2 Comments|
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    Bridging the Gap of African Leadership Identity – Not Yet Uhuru

Bridging the Gap of African Leadership Identity – Not Yet Uhuru

Syerramia Willoughby examines whether Africa’s shared valued system of ubuntu can propel a new wave of African thought and leadership.

What is Ubuntu? Is it a radical or benign concept? Ubuntu is a traditional African philosophy which means “I am, because we are”. It seeks to convey “the humaneness of the human being”. Despite the geographic and socio-cultural diversity of […]

October 19th, 2015|Featured, Society|0 Comments|
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    Book Review: The Mind of the African Strongman by Herman J Cohen

Book Review: The Mind of the African Strongman by Herman J Cohen

Harry C. Blaney III says that The Mind of the African Strongman reveals the multiplicity of African political thought and influence.

For the United States, Africa has always been one of the most difficult continents to fully understand and to carry out diplomacy with any lasting effect. It is also the place where we have needed to be engaged with […]

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    Gearty Grilling: Vanessa Iwowo on Leadership and Pan-Africanism

Gearty Grilling: Vanessa Iwowo on Leadership and Pan-Africanism

LSE’s Vanessa Iwowo discusses her ideas on leadership in Africa.

 

Some of East Africa’s brightest and best take centre stage at LSE

Lalji PfAL Scholarship recipient, Moses Mpungu hopes he and his colleagues can follow in the tradition of other world leaders who studied at LSE. There has been a strong East African flavour on the LSE campus this term, mostly due to 26 students from Uganda, Kenya and South Sudan studying for Masters degrees in the Department of International Development. The […]

December 4th, 2013|LSE|1 Comment|

No Few Good Men: African Leaders Disappoint Mo Ibrahim

Z Allan Ntata and James Woods-Nkhutabasa lament the poor leadership that continues to dog the African continent despite many countries achieving independence over a half-century ago. This post originally appeared on afrimind. Centuries ago, corrupt African leaders and Western traders made an unwitting yet deliberate business pact. A few Africans made fortunes; Western interests found cheap labour, and 12 million […]

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