Congo-Kinshasa: Bemba Served His Time, Now Let Him Serve His People
Bemba was in jail for the 8 years during his trial at the ICC. He should be sentenced to time already served so he can return to the DRC where his leadership is needed, argues Hank… Read more »
Senegal: Why Did President Sall Pardon a Rival Convicted of Embezzling Millions?
Karim Wade (aka "The Minister of Earth and Skies" and "Mr 15%") is the influential son of the former president and could run against Macky Sall in 2019. Read more »
Zimbabwe: How Long Can Mugabe Survive Without War Veterans?
The war veterans and Emmerson Mnangagwa have been key pillars underpinning Mugabe's 36-year-long rule. Without them, it could quickly disintegrate beyond repair. Read more »
Congo-Kinshasa: How One Man Fooled the UN, With Disastrous Consequences
When a man turned up claiming to be an ADF defector, MONUSCO thought it had achieved a major intelligence coup and acted accordingly. But Mr X was not who he said he was. Read more »
Congo-Kinshasa: Can Anyone Stop Joseph Kabila?
While the opposition tries to unite, the presidency seems to be working out various possible scenarios for staying in power. Read more »
São Tomé and Príncipe: Everything You Need to Know About Presidential Polls
Voters go to the ballots this Sunday. What's at stake? Read more »
Africa: Is It All Over Between Namibia and North Korea?
After Namibia was accused of violating UN sanctions on North Korea, it seemed to cut links with its old partner. But not completely. Read more »
Mozambique: Bankrupting Mozambique - From Poster Child to Cautionary Tale
The actions of unaccountable elites and international banks have undermined Mozambique's impressive progress, with the costs falling on the shoulders of ordinary Mozambicans. Read more »
South Sudan: Who's Behind Return to Fighting?
Despite President Kiir and Vice-President Machar's call for calm, hundreds have been killed and thousands displaced in Juba over the past few days. Read more »
South Sudan: Why Elections May Be the Only Answer
The peace agreement won't be implemented under the current leadership. And the escalating fighting in Juba highlights the danger of continued inaction. Read more »
Zimbabwe: The Revolution Will Be Hashtagged
With traditional avenues of criticism being closed off, Zimbabweans have taken to protesting online. But don't mistake this for slacktivism. Read more »
Africa: Uncertain Trade, Less Progressive Aid and a New Colonial-Minded PM? What Brexit Means for Africa
Chaos has been unleashed and we all will be poorer because of Brexit, including in Africa. Read more »
Africa: What Will Brexit Mean for Africa?
For good and ill, Britain has long played a major role in world affairs and particularly in Africa. Now it seems doomed to become an impoverished island off Europe. Read more »
Somalia: Why UK Should Support a Sovereign Somaliland - President
An independent Somaliland would provide security in a strategically sensitive region, a growing market for goods and services, and an important bulwark against extremism. Read more »
Mauritius: Chagos Islands - 50 Years On, Judgement Day Is Almost Nigh
Over the coming months, the long-term fate of the Chagos Islands could become a lot clearer. Read more »
Kenya: Nairobi's Never-Ending Traffic Nightmare
Woe unto you if any part of your day involves getting from one side of the city to the other. Read more »
East Africa: Rwanda and Tanzania Mend Bridges
After years of tense relations, the arrival of President Magufuli appears to have kick-started a new era of warm ties with Rwanda. Read more »
Niger: 'Are We Animals?' Nigeriens Respond to Foreign Policy's 'Dead Man's Market'
Following in an age-old tradition of problematic journalism on Africa, Keenan's 4,000-word article on Zinder's youth sensationalises violence, exaggerates terrorist fears, and… Read more »
Africa: Undress for Redress - the Rise of Naked Protests
"Women give life and so to put the most private symbols of motherhood into the public arena is to negate that life and to say those in power are dead to society." Read more »
South Sudan: Citizens Want Trials and Need Trials
President Kiir and Vice-President Machar have warned against prosecuting war criminals, but South Sudanese know that justice is needed if long-term peace is to be viable Read more »
Kenya: 5 Things You Should Know About the Kenya Protests
Six months ago, a landslide re-election victory for President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2017 seemed likely. Not any more. Read more »
Central African Republic: How CAR Can Start to End Its Aid Dependency
As the CAR starts a new chapter under President Touadéra, there are two strategies that can help him break with the mistakes of his predecessors. Read more »
Uganda: Why Govt Repression Could Come Back to Haunt It
By narrowing political space and clamping down on the opposition and media, President Museveni is ensuring future demands will have to find expression through alternative channels Read more »
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