South Africa | July 19, 2016

#FeesMustFall Uprising 2015: The Emergence of Youth Agency in South Africa’s Largest Post-Apartheid Protests

In October 2015, South African students took to the streets for weeks of protests under the slogan #FeesMustFall. The magnitude of the protests compelled all higher education institutions in the country to suspend educational activities, including tests and examinations. These events represented a bid to find a panacea to the looming cataclysm of increasing tuition […]

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#FeesMustFall - students protest against the increase of higher fees
Viewpoint | July 12, 2016

An Insight into the Race for the Position of Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission

The elections of the 10-member African Union Commission (AUC) have dominated the discourse around the 27th African Union Summit holding from July 10 to 18, 2016 in Rwanda. Analyses, speculations, commentaries and gossip within diplomatic circles have mainly focused on the selection of the replacement of Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, who is not seeking re-election. The […]

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The 27th African Union Summit started in Kigali, Rwanda, Sunday.
Nigeria | July 12, 2016

Inter-ethnic tensions in an urban setting: Recurring clashes between Yoruba and Hausa in Mile 12 Market, Lagos, Nigeria

Sixteen years after Nigeria returned to democratic rule, interethnic tensions appear to be deepening, marked by episodic incidents of violent conflict. These have taken place in both rural and urban locales (often between those considering themselves indigenes versus “settlers” who they consider as “outsiders) across the country. No urban area in Nigeria appears to be […]

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Following the breakdown of violence in the Mile 12 area of Lagos state, the Lagos state government has shut down the Mile12 market.
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