LSE Africa Summit Edition 2016: Challenging Conventions

Ocean front in Conakry, Guinea by Sarah Ju

The Public Sphere team, together with the LSE Africa Summit team, are excited to present to you this year’s Africa Summit edition of The Public Sphere journal, which highlights a range of significant policy issues and areas of research spanning across the African Continent. The publication of the special edition journal comes as the 2016 LSE Africa Summit conference is set to kick off on Friday, 22 April.

The papers in this year’s edition share in a common a significance and relevance to this year’s conference theme and are central to the discussion around Africa within a global context today.

In the journal, you can read about the evolution of the soya sector in Mozambique and dive into the debate around land grabbing in Central Nigeria. You can learn about the political economy of epidemics; and assess the impact of Chinese agriculture technology demonstration centres in Southern Africa. Further, you can delve into important gender issues such as gender-based violence crimes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, human trafficking in Nigeria, gender-specific development in Zimbabwe, and the meaning of female genital cutting in Africa today.

You can read more about the special edition, and find the full version of the papers published here: LSE Africa Summit Edition 2016.

Enjoy!

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