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4 Mar 2014
Africa | Gender | Politics | representation | Senegal | Women in politics | Women quotas | Government | Leadership | Voting | Society
What would Africa look like if women rose to positions of power in politics? How would ‘African governance’ change if women were included within...
6 Feb 2014
21 Jan 2014
Africa | Africa | Empowerment | feminisation | Gender | labour | livelihood | Women | Economic policy | International | Society | Economy
In the 1990s the World Band and the IMF demanded that developing countries follow structural adjustment programmes to make their economies more market...
13 Jan 2014
Africa | African cities | Housing | redevelopment | slums | urban renewal | Economic policy | Family | International | Society
Rapid, unplanned, urbanisation across Africa has been synthesised with the prevalence of slums. Slums are officially defined as a household lacking either...
13 Dec 2013
Africa | borders | common market | free movement of labour | labour rights | Migration | poverty | Employment | Immigration | Minorities | Youth | International | Society
Migration has remained a key concern in Africa over time; with research focused on identifying the patterns of migration, scope of migration, and fundamentally...
5 Dec 2013
Africa | Evictions | Global Cities | megacities | Rights | shanty towns | slums | urban development | urbaniszation | Economic policy | Family | Immigration | International | Society
Cities have become hubs of innovation, capital, and culture. In 2012, 37% of Sub-Saharan Africa’s population were classified as ‘urban’....
4 Dec 2013
Africa | Empowerment | Gender | Land | Ownership | property rights | Rights | shanty town | Women | Economic policy | Family | Immigration | International | Society
A key debate being raised within urban studies internationally includes the power land titling can have to reduce poverty and empower individuals. Formal...
This house believes that civil society should be granted a wider participation in Africa’s political life
4 Dec 2013
Africa | Africa and the west | African civil society | aid | Development | Governance | Family | Minorities | Local government | International | Society
First and foremost, it is necessary to give a clear definition of the concept of civil society. It can be understood as ‘the population of groups formed...
28 Nov 2013