Ghost towns and crackdowns: The politics of urban Covid-19 control
By Tom Goodfellow and David Jackman As different responses to coronavirus are implemented around the world, cities have come sharply into focus. One city will forever be associated with the unleashing of Covid-19, and cities account for the most dramatic infection rates. For obvious reasons, urban areas are seen as constituting the most threatening environments for the transmission of […]
Rural Poverty and Rural Assets
Evidence from Tanzania Poverty and prosperity are multi-dimensional. Using single indicators of poverty will produce distorted pictures of well-being. We show that, in rural Tanzania, one of the most common measures of poverty can systematically exclude important forms of wealth. We also show that, while the perspective change in assets offers is useful, assets are […]
Data Science Africa
This article reports a conversation that took place between SIID Fellow Dr Mike Smith, and Tẹjúmádé Àfọ̀njá. Data Science Africa is a workshop and summer school that takes place each year in both East and West Africa. It began as a Gaussian Process summer school organised by the team in the AI Lab at Makerere, Uganda […]
Report from the LIBSENSE Repository Workshop I
Report written by Kathleen Shearer, Omo Oaiya and Iryna Kuchma, and originally published 2.12.18 via WACREN (West and Central African Research and Education Network) On November 19 & 20, 2018, a repository workshop was held in Zanzibar City, Tanzania. The workshop was jointly organized by West and Central African Research and Education Network (WACREN), EIFL and the Confederation […]
Sex crimes, evangelism and the collective guilt of American intervention in Africa
Mathew Lane Durham’s sexual abuse of orphans in Kenya exposes a deeper disfunction with American voluntourism and Christian outreach in Africa.
Cartoonists can be an important voice of dissent: but they can also be divisive
Political cartoonists need to continue to speak truth to power, but in so doing must ensure they do not cause division and hostility.