Tag: Fragility

Are Sierra Leone’s gangs a new phenomenon? by Kars de Bruijne

Mats Utas , July 13th, 2019


MOB – Members of Blood together with 103 a constituency number is an indication of the politics and gangs nexus – photo by the author One Friday afternoon,…


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Development for somebody else, by Alexander Öbom

Mats Utas , July 4th, 2019


Motorcycle-taxi driving: one of few new jobs in Kisoro district. Drivers often rent their vehicle from someone else, who can afford to buy it. Alexander Öbom graduated from…


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Freetown – tangible progress, by Mats Utas

Mats Utas , May 24th, 2019


Kushe-o (hello) – entering Eastern parts of Freetown in the late afternoon New roads and through fares, broadened streets, less traffic congestion, paved streets, a toll road making…


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In between homes – the in-between existence of refugees in transit in Eastleigh, Nairobi, by Lena Johansson (master student at Uppsala University)

Mats Utas , July 17th, 2018


Eastleigh shop in 2009 soon after Obama became US president. Photo by Mats Utas Eastleigh, Nairobi is pictured as a good area for Somali refugees in media and…


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Elective Affinities: Fragility and Injustice in the Field, by Luisa Enria

Mats Utas , May 11th, 2018


2017 They say they can’t tell if I have malaria or not, maybe it’s something else. “Just lie down, try the drip, and see if it helps”. I…


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Can you imagine? Reflections on the SL elections and implications for penal policy and practice, by Andrew Jefferson and Luisa Schneider

Mats Utas , April 19th, 2018


Sierra Leone has a new president. And despite being challenged prior to the elections, the two party-system dominated once again. After two five-year terms under Ernest Bai Koroma…


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Fragile Security or Fatale Liaisons? Reflections on 2 March 2018 Attacks in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, by Sten Hagberg

Mats Utas , March 23rd, 2018


On Friday 2 March 2018 around 10 o’clock, two coordinated of terrorist attacks took place in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso. The first attack involved gunmen seeking…


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The myth of the trickle-down effect: What Guinea’s recent upheavals intimate about the country, by Joschka Philipps

Mats Utas , March 3rd, 2017


The dry season’s dust has again settled on Conakry’s streets, aside from a few marks of ashes and rubble on the sides of the main avenues, everything seems…


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Flavour was not supposed to die…, by Andrew Jefferson

Mats Utas , August 22nd, 2016


It’s raining in Freetown and the traffic is, as usual, slow on the road through Congo Town towards Kroo Town Road. The radio announcer is going through the…


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