Making Sense

News, history and analysis from the African continent.
Africa’s Year of Elections

Africa’s Year of Elections

On December 30 last year, around 40 million voters went to the polls in a hotly contended election in the Democratic Republic of Congo. When ...

Sydafrikas valrörelse har inletts

Vissa kallade det för det bästa sydafrikanska State of the Nation-talet (SONA) sedan Nelson Mandelas dagar. Det var också det längsta: Cyril Ramaphosa talade oavbrutet ...

“Mitt land är värt att kämpa för”

För drygt ett år sedan, den 18 november 2017, samlades tiotusentals zimbabwier på gatorna i huvudstaden Harare för att demonstrera mot den 93-årige presidenten Robert ...
Letter from Tanzania

Letter from Tanzania

”He’ll be on time,” said the lady at the front desk at the hotel where I was staying. I’d been in Tanzania and Dar es-Salaam ...

The Year in Politics

It’s the time of the year when we start to look back at major events of 2018. From a political perspective there have been some ...
The slaves who built the Cape

The slaves who built the Cape

“You have entered the oldest surviving slave building in South Africa” reads a sign at the entrance of one of Cape Town’s most important museums: ...
Små steg framåt efter #metoo

Små steg framåt efter #metoo

Ska Rwanda än en gång visa vägen i Afrika? Ja, det verkar så. Tillsammans med organisationen Care International har YMCA Rwanda startat projektet Safe Schools ...

Crash Course to Zimbabwe’s Election

What is all the fuss about? This is the first time since 1980 (independence), that Zimbabweans go to the polls without Robert Mugabe as the ...
Happy 100th, Mr Mandela!

Happy 100th, Mr Mandela!

I had gone to bed early that evening. Completely knackered after a long day, I was half-asleep when I heard a WhatsApp tune from my ...
Loading...