The world has turned its back on Africa’s LGBT community. In seeking to protect their own interests and nationals, western governments have condemned Africa’s LGBT population to a life of persecution and oppression.
With Burundi in crisis following an attempted coup Nathaniel Robinson discusses Burundi’s political struggle, the potential for ethnic conflict and asks what it means for the nations future?
Has Goodluck given way to bad luck? Nigeria’s recent presidential election and what it means for Nigeria’s future
Nathaniel Robinson writes of Nigeria’s struggles with Boko Haram and a faltering economy; the question is: can democracy survive?
Jack Agnew argues that we should reclaim what it means to be British if we want to halt the advance of UKIP.
University of Sheffield’s Professor Tony Payne spent more than twenty years studying the Commonwealth, with particular focus on the Commonwealth Caribbean. Chris Olewicz caught up with him recently to discuss the Commonwealth and his hopes for the future.
Michael Higgs examines the record of the Commonwealth on LGBT rights
In this article, Sanny Mulubale discusses the importance of Nelson Mandela’s freeing from prison as one of the politically pivotal moments of the 20th century, and the lessons that were learnt from Mandela.
In this article, Malaka Mohammed look at the prospect of BDS, and the UK boycotting Israel
The New Cockroaches, by Siobhan Bligh Sheffield University’s LGBT committee is raising money for SMUG, a gay rights organization in Uganda, and here Siobhan Bligh explains why. LGBT Rights in Sudan, by Chloe E Lee Chloe E Lee looks at LGBT rights within
In this article Jack Gibson explores recent efforts to improve the rights for LGBT people in the developing countries, a process which has focused largely on the plight of gay people living in sub-Saharan Africa. Discriminatory rhetoric in such countries has often presented homosexuality as a consequence of imperialist Western influence.