Dar es Salaam’s new rapid bus system won international acclaim – but it excludes the poor

By 643577|January 23, 2019|Cities, NGOs, Transport|0 comments

This post is written by  Matteo Rizzo, Senior Lecturer in Development Studies at SOAS. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Bus rapid transit systems (BRT) have become the fashionable solution to chronic traffic congestion and low quality public transport – endemic problems for many cities in developing countries. BRTs typically operate using dedicated bus lanes, while passengers pay their fares before

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What Does Trump Mean for Sub-Saharan Africa?

By Jo Tomkinson|November 22, 2016|Aid, Civil society, Neoliberalism|0 comments

Michael Jennings is a Head of Department and Senior Lecturer in the SOAS Department of Development Studies. His research interests include the politics and history of development processes in sub-Saharan Africa; governance, civil society, non-governmental organisations and faith-based organisations; and social aspects of health in Africa. On the scale of some of the things that emerged from the mouth of now US president-elect Donald Trump on the campaign scale, allegedly calling

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Gates Unlocked: is the Gates Foundation Really that Bad?

By Jo Tomkinson|February 8, 2016|Civil society, Health|0 comments

Michael Jennings is a Senior Lecturer in the SOAS Department of Development Studies. His research interests include the politics and history of development processes in sub-Saharan Africa; governance, civil society, non-governmental organisations and faith-based organisations; and social aspects of health in Africa. This article is an abridged version of a post which first appeared on Michael Jennings’ Africa, Development and Politics blog. In a recent foray away from the usual Facebook

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