There has been no discernible improvement since the Mo Ibrahim Prize was launched and it is fair to question whether the award is even necessary.
Pastoralists have long been the object of unfavourable and misleading stereotypes and narratives that have contributed to their communities' neglect and marginalization.
If the designs of global big money are not stopped in their tracks, Africa is threatened with environmental degradation and nutritional poverty.
The African Union complains that the International Criminal Court is biased only when an African head of state stands accused.
Debate in Uganda has recently been dominated by the question of reform of the mailo land tenure system. Will reform put an end to the rampant land evictions?
Dominic Ongwen, a former LRA commander who was put on trial at the ICC, is appealing his conviction and sentencing. A question that persisted throughout his trial was whether Ongwen was a victim or a perpetrator in the northern Uganda conflict.
For a brief moment in history, everyone was equally vulnerable in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. But that moment has passed as recovery in developed countries outpaces recovery in Africa.
Although still facing deeply entrenched oppression by patriarchal power, a new generation of African women is using the internet to mobilize, organise and unite in their struggles.
As the recorded number of infections in Africa edges towards the six million mark, it has become clear that COVID-19 is not only a public health challenge.
In this long-read, Liam Taylor explores the politics and class dynamics of Kampala, Uganda. Taylor unpicks the enigma of Yoweri Museveni’s background – a former student militant who was taught by Walter Rodney, and argued for the necessity of revolutionary violence, socialism and radical transformations. Yet he soon became the apostle of neoliberal change, always promising that real change was forthcoming.