Why does Kenya have a plethora of election laws that it expertly drafts, and then enthusiastically ignores? And why do some other countries have hardly anything on paper, but their practice is far above and beyond?
Whether a society chooses its marriage institutions to be polygynous, strictly monogamous, or tolerant of serial monogamy is rational and predicatable, and has much to do with the social and political economy of the day.
Being in an intimate partnership with a man who doesn’t step up to his responsibilities is a leading factor that makes women’s lives financially precarious. Women are often the ‘last line of defence’ for family survival
Kenya’s current food price spike is just the latest in a longer, slower food price inflation that has been unfolding over the past few years, which has something to do with the broader structural problems of African cities
Experiences of opposition candidates, including Senegal’s Wade, Nigeria’s Buhari, Ghana’s Akufo-Addo, Zimbabwe’s Tsvangirai and Uganda’s Besigye, have been mixed