‘Fixing’ Africa’s infrastructure: But at what price?

Problematising Chinese infrastructure development in Africa Tim Zajontz is a PhD Candidate at the School of International Relations, University of St Andrews, and chairperson of the Germany-based, non-profit organisation Freundeskreis Uganda e.V. 8,500,000,000,000 Ugandan Shilling. This is roughly the volume of a loan which the Ugandan government currently negotiates with China’s state-owned Exim Bank. The sheer... Continue Reading →

Of decolonial imaginings in Black Panther

Muneerah Razak is a Research Associate at the Middle East Institute (MEI), National University of Singapore. She studied Arabic and International Relations at the University of St Andrews from 2011-2015 and continued to pursue a Masters in Middle East Politics at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Her current research focuses... Continue Reading →

The path to emancipation: Angolan Women

By: Luísa Rodrigues and Gustavo Mello Viegas.   From the late years of the old Ndondo kingdom to the now free, democratic and developing country that Angola has flourished into, there have been a number of notable women that have set a heroic example of determination, patriotism and courage. Queen Nzinga famously fought against the... Continue Reading →

Women, power and land in Zimbabwe

By: Anya Moffattova   "If women want property, then they should not get married." Robert Mugabe, President of Zimbabwe 1980-2017   The redistribution of Zimbabwe's land during the Fast Track Land Reform Process (FTLRP), initiated by President Robert Mugabe in 2000, was the forcible appropriation of land which had been the property of white settlers... Continue Reading →

The Madaraka Express Railway

By: Cameron Grant. Last August, my family and I travelled from Mombasa to Nairobi on the new Madaraka Express railway line. It was the talk of Kenya. We were treating it like the latest ride in an amusement park. The journey length is nothing noteworthy; it is neither a Trans-Siberian style marathon track nor a... Continue Reading →

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