Former president of Ghana John Mahama (R) with members of the Commonwealth observer mission to Kenya in 2017. (Photo/Commonwealth/Flickr).

To The Music Of ‘Democracy Is Dying’, 12 African Countries Head To The Polls In 2019: How Will It End?

There is proliferation of progressive forces at all levels of African politics. They are exposing and combating corruption and other abuses of power.

Justice graffiti in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo/ Flickr/ Ben Sutherland)

Why Poorer People In Africa Don’t Go To Court: And Surprise, Surprise, It’s Not Just About Money

Court costs and long delays are an important deterrent for both groups, but these weigh much more on the minds of wealthier respondents than among the poorest; the latter are also likely to say they fear being treated unfairly

A calf crosses the border between Botswana and Zambia. Uneducated people - who may work in agriculture with animals like these - are the most likely to be in favour of free movement across borders in Africa. (Photo/ Flickr/ Mario Micklisch)

The Most Cosmopolitan African Is The Illiterate Villager. Seriously

You might imagine that a university or college education would give you a broader, more cosmopolitan worldview; that the more educated you are, the less parochial you would become. The data suggests otherwise.