Access to land is often the source of bitter conflicts in Africa, where colonialism led to a profoundly unequal distribution of resources. That historic legacy continues to resonate across the continent, fueling post-election violence in Kenya and the protracted political crisis in Zimbabwe. We explore how historical grievances continue to influence political developments in Africa.


  • Daniel Karanja Senior Fellow, Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa
  • Chris Hennemeyer Director of Programs for Africa, IFES
  • Karol Boudreaux Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center, George Mason University

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