Ethiopia: Same as it ever was?

Ethiopia is changing. Not always in the right direction; and not always smoothly. But it is changing. The population is growing; getting younger; is increasingly urbanised; but is stubbornly unequal in the distribution of wealth and access to services. And internal political tensions and politics pose an increasing [...]

By |2020-04-09T10:35:07+00:00May 21st, 2019|Ethiopia|0 Comments

Zimbabwe: Safety and access to justice

Introduction Zimbabwe has entered a new era. The incoming President, Emerson Mnangagwa, has determined that his government will represent a decisive break with the past; and has declared himself and his party to be the agents of change that Zimbabwe needs. Determined to end years of relative [...]

By |2020-04-09T10:49:02+00:00May 30th, 2018|Zimbabwe|0 Comments

Zimbabwe: Citizens’ voice and inclusive growth

IntroductionThe new president of Zimbabwe Emerson Mnangagwa has promised the people of Zimbabwe that his priority is reviving the economic fortunes of the country. He has committed his new administration to end the years of economic isolation by declaring Zimbabwe “open for business”. He has his work cut out. [...]

By |2020-04-09T10:51:41+00:00March 28th, 2018|Zimbabwe|0 Comments

Zimbabwe: Understanding citizen perspectives on change

IntroductionFollowing the change of leadership in Zimbabwe in November 2017, it may be useful to understand the implications of those changes; and to establish and analyse the context in which ordinary citizens exercise their agency[1] to navigate the various social, economic and political challenges that they faced on [...]

By |2020-04-09T10:55:02+00:00January 19th, 2018|Zimbabwe|0 Comments

Zimbabwe: Slip sliding away?

Change in Zimbabwe is happening; and is driving a Tsunami of expectation. But there are many different perspectives on that change, offering the prospect of a spectrum of reactions over time ranging from assertively expressed self-interest to popular disillusionment and discontent. None of this is to propose [...]

By |2020-04-09T10:57:25+00:00December 6th, 2017|Zimbabwe|0 Comments

Kenya: It’s not (all) about the next elections

Kenya is approaching its next round of elections; and although close it is clear that the process is unlikely to throw up any real surprises. The entitled highland elite - across the political spectrum - will continue to dominate the distribution of power and wealth. And even [...]

By |2020-04-09T11:03:57+00:00July 14th, 2017|Kenya|0 Comments
Go to Top