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After the death of Zimbabwean opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, we republish an article from our archive on his party, the MDC, and the election in 2000 that almost toppled Mugabe’s ZANU-PF. Tsvangirai's greatest moment. Writing in 2000, Peter Alexander describes how Tsvangirai rose to prominence...

In 2017 ROAPE’s Jörg Wiegratz launched a debate series on roape.net to reflect on the state of research on capitalism in Africa. In 2017 we posted blogposts by Stefan Ouma on the historical context for such a debate in very different in the 1970s and...

This year the Ruth First prize for the best article published by an African author in ROAPE in 2016 was shared between two contributors. Namely, Grasian Mkodzongi for his article entitled, ‘I am a paramount chief, this land belongs to my ancestors: The reconfiguration of rural...

Heike Becker reports on the important Rosa Luxemburg conference in Berlin, which focused on Africa. However, the conference left her feeling profoundly uneasy. How can an event that claims to “question power” on the continent ignore the popular movements, mostly of young people, against authoritarian...