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Volume 121,
Issue 835
May 2022
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Hlonipha Mokoena
The South African government’s COVID-19 pandemic response has revealed that the rhetoric and infrastructure of apartheid remain embedded in the emergency rule playbook. They also continue to influence citizens’ own responses to crises.
Judith Scheele
On April 20, 2021, as he was preparing to commence his sixth term in office, it was officially announced that Chadian President Idriss Déby Itno had died on the battlefield. He was immediately and unconstitutionally replaced by his son, General ...
Kjetil Tronvoll
The civil war that erupted in November 2020 in Ethiopia was a culmination of several overlapping, long-running conflicts. The main conflict involves the nature of the Ethiopian state: whether it should be a unified structure reflecting a singular ...
Tyler Zoanni
Uganda’s disability story is justly celebrated. The country has ratified some of the most progressive disability laws and policies in the world, and it is home to a robust disability activist movement. Disability is also highly visible in mass media ...
Prince K. Guma
The Kenyan capital of Nairobi has become a host of thriving industries and innovations based on the production, consumption, and domestication of digital payments platforms such as M-Pesa. Adapting these mobile phone–based applications to its ...

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