Ernest Harsch
Ernest Harsch is a journalist and academic who has focused on African political and development issues since the 1970s. He has published several books, most recently Burkina Faso: A History of Power, Protest and Revolution (London: Zed Books, 2017), and is a research scholar at the Institute of African Studies at Columbia University in New York.
Narrowing Africa’s gaping divide

Narrowing Africa’s gaping divide

SDG 10: Reducing inequality Reducing inequalities between rich and poor will not be easy, but it is vital for ensuring the continent’s stability and development By Ernest Harsch For many Africans on the lower rungs of society, greater social and economic equality would not only help improve their economic and social prospects; it would also […]

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Ernest Harsch
Ernest Harsch is a journalist and academic who has focused on African political and development issues since the 1970s. He has published several books, most recently Burkina Faso: A History of Power, Protest and Revolution (London: Zed Books, 2017), and is a research scholar at the Institute of African Studies at Columbia University in New York.
Silencing the guns

Silencing the guns

Africa: fragile gains There’s been some progress towards ending wars on the continent, but 2020 was never a realistic goal for ending all conflicts Seven years ago, in 2013, African leaders solemnly vowed “not to bequeath the burden of conflicts to the next generation...