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Posted 24 May 2017
Dr Harry Verhoeven of Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service in Qatar. Presented his new book (with Philip Roessler) about the outbreak of the Congo War: "Why Comrades go to War: Liberation Politics and the Outbreak of Africa's Deadliest Conflict" (Hurst and OUP: 2016).
Posted 23 May 2017
Professor Nic Cheeseman's research on Zambian politics has made headlines around the world. An opinion piece on the danger of democratic backsliding under President Edgar Lungu that was originally published by The Conversation was read by over 55,000 people.
Posted 19 May 2017
Written by Nic Cheeseman, Professor of Democracy, University of Birmingham. The world's media, which has in the past found Zambia uninteresting, are suddenly paying more attention to the impoverished nation, for all the wrong reasons.
Posted 02 May 2017
Speaker: Dr Donald Curtis, University of Birmingham.
Mo Ibrahim Foundation Annual Governance Weekend: Marrakesh 2017
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Decolonizing Education: Social Movements, Research Methods and my IDD dissertation experience
Witchcraft and conflict: Exploring alternative discourses of insecurity – Introducing a new research project
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