Uganda: Bit By Bit, Uganda Is Laying the Groundwork for Future Unrest
Economically and politically, the government's actions are leading to growing frustrations and lawlessness. Read more »
Africa: #endSARS - Why a Few Reforms Won't Fix the World's Worst Police Force
Nigerians are calling for Special Anti-Robbery Squad, a notoriously brutal police unit, to be disbanded. With good reason. Read more »
Nigeria: There Atiku Goes - Nigeria's Most Ambitious Nomad Moves Home Again
The controversial former vice-president has now switched parties for the fourth time. Could this defection be the decisive one? Read more »
Africa: Nigerians Are Making Fun of Their Leaders, but to What End?
Nigeria's satire scene is growing. But most networks are afraid of angering those in power by giving it a bigger platform. Read more »
Africa: Frenemies for Life - Has the Love Gone Between Uganda and Rwanda?
On 27 October, a dramatic sweep saw a number of senior Ugandan police officers arrested on suspicion of being part of a Rwandan sleeper cell. The Chieftaincy of Military… Read more »
Nigeria: Election Boycott Fell Flat. What Now for the Biafra Separatists?
The Nigerian government claims the secessionist group IPOB is "dead and gone". Its supporters beg to differ. Read more »
Eritrea: Fight Not Flight - Youths Taking Matters Into Their Own Hands
The student protest in Asmara last month was rare and unique, but not unprecedented. Read more »
Africa: African Women in the Workplace - From "Why Me?" to "Why Not Me?"
Sustaining an un-level playing field isn't just bad for women. It's bad for companies. Read more »
Congo-Kinshasa: Tensions With Refugees Are Rising and the NGO Response Might Be Making It Worse
Host communities in northeastern Congo say they're being overlooked in the humanitarian response to the influx of South Sudanese refugees. Read more »
Angola: No Puppet - President Lourenço Stamps His Authority On Angola
Two months into office, Dos Santos' handpicked successor is systematically removing the former president's children from state power. Read more »
Africa: Rebuilding After the Dictator - New Gambia's Slow Road to Reform
President Jammeh spent over two decades centralising power and sowing distrust. How do you rebuild a nation after that? Read more »
Zimbabwe: How Impeachment Would Actually Work
Impeaching President Mugabe will not be a quick or a simple affair. Read more »
Zimbabwe: Who Will Rule Next? Mnangagwa? Sekeramayi?
Many in Zimbabwe and beyond are talking about the events of the past 48 hours as if it marks the start of a profound political transformation. This is misjudged. Read more »
Zimbabwe: Only the Short-Sighted Would Say We've Been Liberated" - Life Continues Amid Zimbabwe's Political Limbo
Zimbabweans are on tenterhooks and social media is abuzz. But most are going about their daily business as they wait to see what happens next. Read more »
Zimbabwe: Power to the Party - Zimbabwe's Coup Isn't a Revolution but a Consolidation
President Mugabe's successor may make some economic reforms, but don't expect ZANU-PF to loosen its grip on power. Read more »
Zimbabwe: Coup or Not, This Is the End of an Era
The liberation generation has decided to maintain its power through the use of gun. What now? Read more »
Africa: 'A Symbolic Representation of Life' - Behind Malawi's Blood-Sucking Beliefs
Nine people have been killed by vigilantes recently. But this isn't the first time rumours of vampires sucking people's blood have surfaced in Malawi. Read more »
Zimbabwe: The UK's Misguided Role in the Rise and Fall of Mnangagwa
The UK's faith in the former VP taking over from Robert Mugabe revealed its deep misunderstanding of Zimbabwean politics and history. Read more »
East Africa: Somaliland Poll - Will Self-Declared State Show How It's Done?
Polls suggest a close race for the presidency, but there's more at stake than just the result in Somaliland's 13 November election. Read more »
Tanzania: 2 Years On - Magufuli Isn't a Bulldozer, He's a Magician.
President John Magufuli hasn't just "pushed through" change. He's achieved things that were considered all but impossible two years ago. Read more »
Africa: Rescued and Deradicalised Women Are Returning to Boko Haram. Why?
Girls and women who join Boko Haram simply tend to see it as the best option available to them. Read more »
Liberia: On the Strange Appeal of George Weah
Why do so many people want the inexperienced and untested former footballer to be president? Read more »
Liberia: Election Run-Off - a Choice Between Two Imperfect Options
Keeping the incumbent party in office may be difficult to bear, but hope that the opposition will bring change may also be misplaced. Read more »
Africa: Women On Top - 5 Must-See African Films With Strong Female Leads
The films listed below are all showing at Film Africa 2017, which is taking place at venues around London from 27 September to 5 November. Read more »
Burundi: Burundi's Newest, Biggest Rebel Group
Who are the Popular Forces of Burundi? Read more »
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