The Next Gen fellowship awards made a great difference in the trajectory of my PhD journey from inception to completion in September 2018.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) has been accused of unfairly targeting African states. The ICC began operating in 2002 and it is the first permanent court that has the power to prosecute individuals for acts of genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and crimes of aggression, which are considered as the “core crimes.” Accusations of […]
Umar Ahmed is a lecturer at Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria. He received both his BA and MA degrees from the Department of Modern European Languages and Linguistics, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria, and an MPhil in TESL (Applied Linguistics) from the University of Ghana, Legon. He later got his PhD in languages and literatures […]
Early this year, a woman I know from her public engagement in Uganda walked up to me after I had spoken at an event, politely requesting some of my time for a brief chat. We stepped aside and she poured out her heart—her master’s dissertation was not going well. She wanted me to give her […]
Sexual abuse is about predation and power and the Fatoyinbo spectacle exposes the dark side of Nigeria’s Pentecostal ‘erotic economy’ with omnipotent pastors perched grandiosely atop.
The African Peacebuilding Network (APN) of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is pleased to announce the 2019 recipients of its Individual Research Grants (IRG) and Book Manuscript Completion Grants (BMG). The program awards these two unique grants to African researchers based in African universities, research institutes, and other policy-related and civil society institutions. Since 2013, the […]
“…this thing is an industry; budgets are exploding…” An international refugee agency worker based in Kampala. By January 2018, media reports of a deal for Israel to deport rejected African asylum seekers and migrants to Uganda and Rwanda were still being denied. Believed to have started in 2013, deported African migrants gave testimonies to media insisting […]