Tag: Perspectives on Power

The making of a market: politicising gangs in Sierra Leone, by Kars de Bruijne

Mats Utas , July 31st, 2019


The back of a clique member By January 2019, politicians were recruiting gang members once again, nearly a year after the Sierra Leone elections. They were asked to…


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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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Africa Today: The Legacies of Colonialism, by Henrietta Ezegbe

Mats Utas , June 28th, 2019


I960 often referred to as “The year of Africa” symbolized emancipation and a new dawn for the African continent. The Independence movement spread through the continent like wild…


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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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How John Richardson Joined the NPFL: Charles Taylor’s Confidant Speaks on Liberian Politics and American Warmongering, by Brooks Marmon

Mats Utas , September 6th, 2016


One of Charles Taylor’s best known and most eloquent defenders is John T. Richardson, a Liberian architect, who continues to speak with the former Liberian President two to…


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The Inner Beast released after Ugandan Elections 2016, Marianne Bach Mosebo

Mats Utas , February 23rd, 2016


The Ugandan Presidential Election in 2016 left many Ugandans frustrated and angry at the election process and the announcement of the incumbent, President Yoweri Museveni, as the winner…


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