East Africa: Droughts in the Region Becoming More Frequent, More Devastating
Can the cycle be broken? Read more »
Cameroon: Govt Sabotages Own Digital Economy Plan With Internet Shutdown
Cameroon aspires to be a tech hub and "multiply by 50" jobs in ICTs. But high costs, poor infrastructure and the internet blackout in Silicon Mountain undermine this vision. Read more »
Africa: How African Feminism Changed the World
Today as ever, African female activists are reshaping not just African feminist agendas but global ones as well. Read more »
Nigeria: While Buhari's Away...
Relations between the Absent President, the Acting President, the "cabal" and the APC were complex and often tense before. The could get all the more so. Read more »
Ethiopia: Protesters' Struggle Moves to the Athletics Track
While a state of emergency is still in place at home, global sporting events are providing an irresistible opportunity for protesters to be seen and heard. Read more »
South Africa: 'Who Is South Africa to Humiliate Nigeria?'
Attacks on Nigerians and other foreigners in South Africa have prompted an angry backlash back at home. Read more »
Africa: Strike and Upheaval - the Myth of Trickle-Down, Guinea Edition
The recent nationwide protests in Guinea-Conakry transcended ethnic and regional differences, but also highlighted disconnections between top and bottom in Guinea's contentious… Read more »
Africa: Sex, Whistles and Shutdowns - Inside Africa's Non-Protesters' Protesting Toolbox
How to subvert the system from the safety of your home. Read more »
Africa: International Election Observation Is Decades Out of Date. I Should Know.
I helped design the first African election observation mission in 1980. The world's transformed since then, but they're still using the same old model. Read more »
Africa: Four Ways in Which the Burundi Crisis Is Far From Over
The government is calling on its 380,000 refugees to return home, claiming the country is safe. Why does no-one believe them? Read more »
Africa: The Plucky African Film Industry Defying the Odds
Thousands of miles from the glamour and riches of the Western film industry, determined filmmakers in Malawi are winning hearts and acclaim as they Make Mollywood. Read more »
Africa: Who Cares About the ICC's Trial of LRA Fighter Dominic Ongwen?
Thousands were killed and hundreds of thousands displaced in the conflict with the Lord's Resistance Army. So why aren't more Ugandans following the first public trial on the… Read more »
Nigeria: The Plight of Nigeria's Living Dead
Hundreds of Nigerians are enduring daily torture on death row as they await execution for crimes ranging from kidnapping to blasphemy. Read more »
Africa: Gambia First - The Promises and Dangers of Donors
On the promises and dangers of the New Gambia's new and improved relationships with donors. Read more »
Zambia: How a Political Powerhouse Returned to Power - By Disappearing
Despite dominating Zambian politics for 20 years, the Movement for Multi-Party Democracy was all but wiped out in last year's legislative elections. But it's former leaders were… Read more »
Africa: The Strong Breed - the Rise and Fall of Africa's Great Literary Leaders
In Uganda and beyond, the political influence of writers has greatly diminished, with different kinds of artists starting to take their place. Read more »
Somalia: Why President Farmaajo Holds Hope for Somalia
Why is there so much excitement around the former prime minister's surprise appointment as Somalia's new president? Read more »
Somalia: Four Questions the New President Must Confront
Somalia has elected new president Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo in an indirect selection process. Work towards one-person-one-vote elections must begin right away. Read more »
Malawi: Nation Faces Toughest, Most High-Profile Trial Yet in Cashgate Scandal
Will state bodies be able to put aside their differences to prosecute close associates of former president Joyce Banda accused of stealing millions from the government? Read more »
Nigeria: #IstandWithNigeria Protests - 'We Can Change Nigeria and We Are Coming Together to Do Just That'
On Monday, hundreds took to the streets to demonstrate against a wide range of political and economic grievances with the government. They say this is just the start. Read more »
Congo-Kinshasa: The Best Way to Honour Tshisekedi Is to Take On the Fight for Democracy in DR Congo
Now more than ever, we must heed the late politician's declaration that, ultimately, the people must take responsibility for themselves. Read more »
Africa: Why Did AU Readmit Morocco After 33 Years in the Cold?
Morocco's readmission to the AU came on the back of a multi-faceted strategy to gain favour on the continent, particularly among West and Francophone countries. Read more »
Africa: Trump's Africa Policy - Unclear and Uncertain
From trade to human rights, what will Trump's policies towards Africa look like? Obama's former US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs highlights some likely changes. Read more »
AllAfrica publishes around 700 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.