Cold War
Why African democracies govern better

Why African democracies govern better

The wave of democratisation in sub-Saharan Africa in the wake of the Cold War was met with widespread scepticism. Many observers portrayed democratic reforms as mere “window dressing” to satisfy western aid donors,...

Africa’s diverse criminal landscape

Africa’s diverse criminal landscape

The evolution of criminal networks across Africa is a complex tale crossing centuries – but the continent's integration into the global economy, especially after the advent of democracy in the wake of the Cold War, has...

The internet war in Africa

The internet war in Africa

Technology decoupling amounts to a separation between technologies originating in the US and China. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has noted that the “US-China technology divide could cause more...