The Tanzanian Bunge was long judged one of the weakest parliaments in a region where the legislature is often dismissed as a “sideshow”. Yet between 2005 and 2015, Bunge repeatedly forced then President Jakaya Kikwete to reshuffle his cabinet following corruption probes.
African Studies Centre
The endurance and indeed the growing electoral support manifested by the Angolan opposition party UNITA since its defeat as an armed movement in 2002 defies generally gloomy prognoses both for opposition parties in dominant party systems and for defeated rebel movements that recast themselves as
This talk argues for the need for a new approach to the study of African Politics that takes seriously the role of ideas, values and ideology, before offering an example of what this might look like in practice.
Ms Folashadé Soulé joins the African Studies evening seminars to discuss her latest paper entitled ‘Negotiating with China: African agency and challenges’. Her research challenges the assumption that African bureaucracies are passive in their relationship with China and she interrogates what can be learned from successful Africa-China projects’ negotiations.
This talk ascribes the distinctive character of the Horn (taken to encompass Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia and Somaliland) firstly to its topography, and secondly to its place as the region least affected by colonial logics of state formation.
As an African, what does it mean to be an Oxford student?
What defines the Oxford University Africa Society's experience of being at Oxford? What advice would they give to aspiring applicants?
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