The Covid-19 pandemic is adversely affecting people in diverse regions of the world, especially those in vulnerable situations such as young girls and women. The pandemic is also hampering efforts to rein in the violation of reproductive rights, including the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM).
Under Joe Biden’s presidency, there are certain expectations that the new US administration will pay more attention to and provide adequate support for addressing the fallouts of the terrorist attacks borne by Kenya over the years.
‘Electocracy’ Writ Large: Is Political Imagination under the Spell of Electoral Fundamentalism in Uganda?by David Ngendo-Tshimba
The litany of predicaments of social existence in today’s Uganda—from systemic impoverishment of society by the neoliberal polity to political violence with remarkable impunity—are not simply incidental problems which the holding of periodic and popular elections can easily fix.
An Interview with Asher Gamedze, Theresia Philemon, and Godfrey Maringira at the First Ever Virtually Held APN and Next Gen Joint Workshopby African Peacebuilding Network and Next Generation Social Sciences
2020 Next Gen fellow Asher Gamedze and 2020 APN fellow Theresia Philemon were interviewed during the APN and Next Gen’s first virtual joint workshop held form August 31, 2020 and September 3, 2020. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you heard about the […]
This article explores the premise that democracy and governance are shared values, and therefore a business model which enables AU member-states to advance the course of Africa integration.
The choice of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as President-elect and Vice-President-elect, respectively, has rekindled hope for a renewed impetus in United States’ foreign relations across the world, particularly in relation to its multilateral diplomacy, even as US interests fundamentally remain the same. For Africa, a Biden presidency presents a new opportunity to move past […]
When the number of new coronavirus cases began to spike globally in March, gloomy predictions expected that Africa would become the epicenter of the pandemic. The reasons were obvious; foremost among them were the weak health-care systems in most countries on the continent. However, six months later, compared to cases and figures from other regions of the world, Africa continues to defy all these pessimistic predictions, a trend that requires critical examination for explanatory and other purposes.