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Ethiopia: An Elusive Post-Imperial State

By Prof John Harbeson A “Permanent Cessation of Hostilities Agreement,” negotiated in Pretoria on November 2, 2022 appears to have ended a nearly two-year civil war...

Africa can follow own models of governance

By Bertrand Bertie There is a human tendency to consider that everything is the same as before. It is a classic reflex to go from...

Ethiopia: An Elusive Post-Imperial State

The recent abrupt shattering of a fragile five-month-old truce has punctuated the restarting of Ethiopia’s third year of civil war between the federal government...

The tips of the butterfly: Linking East Asia, Africa

with Greg Mills & Marie-Noelle Nwokolo In the late 1990s, South Africa’s then-Trade and Industry Minister Alec Erwin likened the country’s trade strategy to a...

Kenya’s Democracy: A Pre-Election Audit

with Prof John Harbeson Afrobarometer recently released a comprehensive 2021 survey of African opinion in more than thirty countries, its eighth since its founding in...

Democratic reform in Africa

Successes and challenges of democratic reform in post-Cold War Africa Is democracy on the rise in Africa? Yes and no, says Prof Wale Adebanwi, the...

Sustainable Development Prospects

By Prof John Harbeson The United Nations-sponsored Sustainable Development Goals were established in 2015 with its clearly articulated overall objective of “leaving no one behind”...


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