Category: Africa

Does Democracy Deliver Development?

In the mountains of Afghanistan, American capitalism won its jihad against Soviet communism. Moscow’s tentacles could no longer cling onto those imprisoned behind the...

FGM: is action finally being taken?

It’s cutting season. With the UK summer school holidays, hundreds of girls could be at risk of being sent abroad and subjected to Female...

Fifa: Any positives?

Fifa has been caught in the eye of a media storm that raises allegations of corruption, tax evasion, and bribery. Our Blog Editor, Joe...

Hebdo and Baga: a tale of two massacres

With the outrage surrounding the attacks on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, Katie Wand discusses the value western media outlets places on a human...

The Politics of Band Aid

Does the backlash against Band-Aid centre attention upon the politics of celebrity activism? Charlotte Fraser looks at the role it has in detracting attention away from broader, structural...

World AIDS Day: HIV and post-2015 development

The 1st of December marks World AIDS Day. On this occasion, Lydia Greenaway offers some thoughts on combating the disease, the Millennium Development Goals, and the post-2015...

South-South Cooperation

Traditional international development has often focused on countries of the global North sending aid and expertise to those in the South. This model is...

Ebola and Fear: An economic analysis

The recent outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa has developed into an overwhelming humanitarian and global health crisis. However, as with any...

Ebola: ‘Africa’s problem’

How does the developed world respond to crises in the developing world? Sabrina Marsh explores the current Ebola outbreak in light of inequality, international aid...