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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...

ROAPE and TWN (Third World Network) held its first workshop in Accra on 13-14 November. Sixty activists and activist-researchers from across the continent discussed radical political economy and structural transformation in Africa. Over two days we had wide-ranging discussions and debates, pulling in a variety...

My students make me much more optimistic about the future of Africa’s political economies. Unwilling to accept the criticism with which academics attack almost every actor involved in African development including politicians, businesspeople, international organisations and multilateral institutions, my students don’t just want to stand...