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Traditional seeds under threat

In farming communities in Burkina Faso, seeds are used, propagated, bred and traded according to an elaborated traditional system. But this system is increasingly under threat: international seed corporations are aggressively advertising their products, and the government is singing...

African Agenda Vol. 22.1

A record seventeen African countries are gearing up for elections from local, legislative to presidential this year after a couple of decades of multi-party democracy on the continent. Is it time to re-look at democratic practice in Africa and...

African elections: plus ça change

A record seventeen African countries are gearing up for elections from local, legislative to presidential this year after a couple of decades of multi-party democracy on the continent. Is it time to re-look at democratic practice in Africa and...

Nigeria’s bumpy road to democracy

Africa’s most populated country, Nigeria, after some 20 years of democratic governance, has just gone through another cycle of elections, with all kinds of challenges, writes *Chido Onumah. Nigeria’s much-anticipated presidential election took place on Saturday, February 23, 2019,...