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Corporate capture of African agriculture

Since 2000, 422 large-scale land acquisitions totalling 10 million hectares – almost the size of the United Kingdom – have controversially been concluded between African …

In Africa, do black lives matter?

Alfred Olango’s murder in California was the latest incident in a pattern of violence against Africans that dates back at least to the early 1960s. …

The real price of African coffee

Worth over $100 billion annually, coffee is, after oil, the second most valuable commodity on earth. Export revenues account for over one-fifth of this. And yet, never before have coffee farmers in East Africa been more impoverished. Santorri Chamley investigates.

Out of Africa

Migration from Zimbabwe has taken place mostly in three major phases. The first was soon after Zimbabwean independence in 1980, when white Rhodesians left the …

Les Sans Papiers

In France alone, 57,565 illegal migrants were locked up last year. Survivors of a horrifying journey, reminiscent of transatlantic slavery’s Middle Passage, across the central …

Scramble in the Horn

How Ethiopia’s search for a permanent port is reshaping trade and power in the Horn of Africa.