African Affairs

(The median citation count of African Affairs is 0. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-02-01 to 2024-02-01.)
‘Africa+1’ summit diplomacy and the ‘new scramble’ narrative: Recentering African agency36
Parastatals and economic transformation in South Africa: The political economy of the Eskom crisis22
Party campaign strategies in Ghana: Rallies, canvassing and handouts15
The (self) protection of civilians in South Sudan: Popular and community justice practices13
Tax bargaining, fiscal contracts, and fiscal capacity in Ghana: A long-term perspective12
Manipulating Africa? Perspectives on the experimental method in the study of African politics11
The political economy of Biafra separatism and post-war Igbo nationalism in Nigeria11
Introduction: Methodologies for researching Africa11
Briefing: Contextualizing the Bobi Wine factor in Uganda’s 2021 elections10
The complex choreography of agricultural biotechnology in Africa10
Refugees And Patronage: A Political History Of Uganda’s ‘Progressive’ Refugee Policies9
Devolution and the politics of communal tenure reform in Kenya9
Diaspora Voting In Kenya: A Promise Denied9
Misinformation Across Digital Divides: Theory And Evidence From Northern Ghana9
Agaciro, vernacular memory, and the politics of memory in post-genocide Rwanda9
From pyramid to pointed egg? A 20-year perspective on poverty, prosperity, and rural transformation in Tanzania9
Reading Mozambique’s mega-project developmentalism through the workplace: evidence from Chinese and Brazilian investments8
The Sahel crisis since 20128
Mozambique elections 2019: Pernicious polarization, democratic decline, and rising authoritarianism7
Amhara nationalism: The empire strikes back6
How regional norms shape regional organizations: The Pan-African rhetorical trap and the empowerment of the ECOWAS Parliament5
The Power of the Pen: Informal Property Rights Documents in Zambia5
Bureaucrats at war: The resilient state in the Congo5
Western And Chinese Development Engagements In Uganda’s Roads Sector: An Implicit Division of Labour5
Urban renewal in Ibadan, Nigeria: World class but essentially Yoruba5
Nomination Violence in Uganda’s National Resistance Movement5
Pidgin play: Linguistic subversion on Chinese-run construction sites in Ethiopia4
Nigerian Soldiers On The War Against Boko Haram4
‘Mbare Musika is ours’: An analysis of a fresh produce market in Zimbabwe4
New Insights On Africa’s Autocratic Past4
State aesthetics and state meanings: Political architecture in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire4
State Weakness, a Fragmented Patronage-Based System, and Protracted Local Conflict in the Central African Republic3
Securocratic state-building: the rationales, rebuttals, and risks behind the extraordinary rise of Rwanda after the genocide3
The 2020 Ivorian election and the ‘third-term’ debate: A crisis of ‘Korocracy’?3
The politics of autocratic survival in Equatorial Guinea: Co-optation, restrictive institutional rules, repression, and international projection3
‘Thieves Should not Live Amongst People’: Under-Protection and Popular Support for Police Violence in Nairobi3
India’s Infrastructure Building In Africa: South-South Cooperation And The Abstraction Of Responsibility3
Introduction: The uncertainties of Ghana’s 2020 elections3
Wealth, Power And Institutional Change in Tanzania’s Parliament3
Homeownership, Legal Administration, And The Uncertainties Of Inheritance In South Africa’s Townships: Apartheid’s Legal Shadows3
Women’s rights and critical junctures in constitutional reform in Africa (1951–2019)2
Fighting fences and land grabbers in the struggle for the Commons in N≠a Jaqna, Namibia2
The Politics of Non-State Security Provision in Burkina Faso: Koglweogo Self-Defence Groups’ Ambiguous Pursuit of Recognition2
Opposition in a hybrid regime: The functions of opposition parties in Burkina Faso and Uganda2
Financing governance beyond the state: Informal revenue generation in south-central Somalia2
Inequality Regimes in Africa From Pre-Colonial Times to the Present2
Introduction: The social reproductive question of land contestations in Africa2
Decolonization, Freemasonry and the rise of ‘homosexuality’ as a public issue in Cameroon: The return of Dr Aujoulat12
Fitting China in: local elite collusion and contestation along Kenya’s Standard Gauge Railway2
Defamation of the president, racial nationalism, and the Roy Clarke affair in Zambia2
The logic of authoritarian industrial policy: the case of Angola’s special economic zone2
We All Need Philosophy Of Science: Analyticism As A Vehicle For Explanatory Understanding In Multi-method Research2
Alms, Arms, And The Aftermath: The Legacies Of Rebel Provision Of Humanitarian Aid In Ethiopia2
Public Governance and Technological Capabilities in the Kenyan Leather Industry1
Litigating socio-economic and women’s rights in Benin’s constitutional court1
China, Africa And The 2021 Dakar Focac1
Ruling Party Patronage, Brokerage, and Contestations at Urban Markets in Harare1
Voting Decisions and Racialized Fluidity in South Africa’s Metropolitan Municipalities1
Undocumented citizens and the making of ID documents in Nigeria: an ethnography of the politics of suspicion in Jos1
Research with African Adolescents: Critical Epistemologies and Methodological Considerations1
Infrastructure and perceptions of democracy in Zambia: Democracy off the rails1
Demanding Recognition: a New Framework for the Study of Political Clientelism1
A summons to the magistrates’ courts in South Africa and Uganda1
Hustler Populism, Anti-Jubilee Backlash And Economic Injustice In Kenya’s 2022 Elections1
Logistics Contracts and the Political Economy of State Failure: Evidence from Somalia1
Violence, peacebuilding, and state formation in Mozambique1
A new research agenda for Africa’s international relations1
Memory Mobilization and Postconflict Stability in CôTE D’Ivoire: Analysing the Transmission of Conflict Narratives Among Ivoirian Youth0
Inside mining capitalism: The micropolitics of work on the Congolese and Zambian Copperbelts0
Crossing religious boundaries: Islam, Christian, and ‘Yoruba religion’ in Lagos, Nigeria0
Beyond history: African development, diplomacy, and conflict resolution0
Betting the farm: Rural illiberal State-building in Angola via Chinese loans0
Virtual issue: elections0
Understanding Boko Haram0
Shaping the African savannah: From capitalist frontier to Arid Eden in Namibia0
Global norms and local action: the campaigns to end violence against women in Africa0
Conflits et violences dans le bassin du lac Tchad [Conflicts and violence in the Lake Chad basin]0
Young Women against Apartheid: Gender, Youth and South Africa’s Liberation Struggle0
‘Gukurahundi Continues’: Violence, Memory, and Mthwakazi Activism in Zimbabwe0
The 2023 Cashless Election in Nigeria: The Politics of Withdrawing Money0
Africa’s big men: Predatory state-society relations in Africa0
Variations of Customary Tenure, Chiefly Power, and Global Norms for Responsible Land Investments in Sierra Leone0
Book Review0
The history of the USA in Eritrea: From Franklin D. Roosevelt to Barack Obama and how Donald Trump changed the course of history0
Land Restitution and Conflict in Cameroon: the case of The Bakweri0
Trusting in Somalia’s stateless money: The persistence of the Somali shilling0
The next factory of the world: How Chinese investment is reshaping Africa0
Fighting for peace in Somalia: A history and analysis of the African Union mission (AMISOM), 2007–20170
Rage and Carnage in the Name of God: Religious Violence in Nigeria0
Imperialism and development: The East African Groundnut Scheme and its legacy0
Bureaucratic fragmentation by design? the case of payroll management in the democratic Republic of Congo0
Language and Education in Africa: A fresh approach to the debates on language, education, and cultural identity0
Nigeria and World War II: Colonialism, Empire, and Global Conflict0
A Companion to African Rhetoric. Segun Ige0
Acting Like an Owner: Land Claims and Judicial Practices in Twentieth-Century Ghana0
Intent to deceive: Denying the genocide of the Tutsi, By Linda Melvern0
Citizens, Civil Society, and Activism under the EPRDF Regime in Ethiopia: An Analysis from Below0
From the public to the private: mapping women’s formal and informal participation in peacebuilding in Mali0
National Identities in Global Health: Kenya’s Vaccine Diplomacy During the Covid-19 Pandemic0
The Biafran War and postcolonial humanitarianism: Spectacles of suffering0
China, Africa, and the future of the internet0
The Role of Unpredictability in Maintaining Control of the Security Forces in the Gambia0
Chinese Technology and the Transformation of the Rural Economy in Ghana: Evidence From Galamsey in the Ashanti and Savannah Regions0
The War in Ukraine, the African Union, and African Agency0
Parliamentary Primaries After Democratic Transitions: Explaining Reforms To Candidate Selection In Ghana0
Political Identity as Temporal Collapse: Ethiopian Federalism and Contested Ogaden Histories0
Domination through Law: The Internationalization of Legal Norms in Postcolonial Africa0
Multiplicity and simultaneity in ethnographic research: Exploring the use of drones in Ghana0
Reinvigorating Social Support Systems in Rural Northwestern Ghana: Towards Affective Empathy in a Neoliberal Age0
Sustainability in sub-Saharan Africa: Problems, perspectives, and prospects0
British media and the Rwandan genocide0
Erratum to: ‘Africa+1’ summit diplomacy and the ‘new scramble’ narrative: Recentreing African Agency0
Understanding handouts in candidate selection: Challenging party authority in Malawi0
Book Review0
The exploitation of Nigeria’s Chibok girls and the creation of a social problem industry0
Urbanization and political change in Africa0
Party proliferation and political contestation in Africa: Senegal in comparative perspective0
African economic development: Evidence, theory, policy0
The Wealth and Poverty of African States: Economic Growth, Living Standards and Taxation Since the Late Nineteenth Century by Morten Jerven0
Youthquake: Why African demography should matter to the world0
An economic history of development in sub-Saharan Africa: Economic transformations and political changes0
Africa’s New Global Politics: Regionalism in International Relations0
South Sudan’s civil war: Violence, insurgency and failed peacemaking0
The agency problem in readings of Sino–African relations0
Arbitrary States. Social control and modern authoritarianism in Museveni’s Uganda0
Erratum for issue 119 1 TOC error0
Coevolutionary pragmatism: approaches and impacts of China-Africa Economic Cooperation0
China and Africa: The new era0
Living for the City: Social Change and Knowledge Production in the Central African Copperbelt0
African heritage challenges: Communities and sustainable development0
Politics and the Urban Frontier: Transformation and Divergence in Late Urbanizing East Africa0
Robust electoral violence prevention: An example from Ghana0
Review of social policy in the African context0
Rethinking self-reliance and economic inclusion of refugees through a distributive lens: A case study from Uganda0
Matched Sampling Methodology Reconsidered: The Role of Trust in Studying Remittance Transfers Between Ghanaian Immigrants in the UK and their Relatives in Ghana0
Book Review0
Power politics in Africa: Nigeria and South Africa in comparative perspective0
The path to genocide in Rwanda: Security, opportunity, and authority in an ethnocratic state0
Interpreting Africa: Imperialism and independence in African Affairs0
Retail worker politics, race and consumption in South Africa: Shelved in the service economy0
Religious Leaders as Agents of Lgbtiq Inclusion in East Africa0
Shaping the future of power: Knowledge production and network-building in China–Africa relations0
Media, Ethnicity and Electoral Conflicts in Kenya0
Patterns of Electoral Violence During Côte D’Ivoire’s Third-Term Crisis0