Africa: Shell Tries to Dodge Responsibility for Nigeria Oil Spills... Again
The oil company is back in the UK courts trying to shift the blame for the environmental destruction wrought in the Niger Delta. Read more »
Ghana: Electoral Commission Under Fire Ahead of Close Elections
Four years after disputed elections, things are again not going smoothly for Ghana's electoral body. Read more »
Africa: Four Bold New Films By African Directors You Need to See
The past year has seen a flurry of remarkable new films by African directors. Here are a few of the most original, moving and thought-provoking. Read more »
Somalia: What Ethiopia's Withdrawals From Amisom Mean for Somalia
Why is Ethiopia bringing back some of the best-trained and best-equipped soldiers fighting al-Shabaab? Read more »
Somalia: 8 Reasons to Be Concerned About Somalia's Elections
The fact that 99% of Somalis don't have the right to vote is just one deficiency of the ongoing process. Read more »
Africa: Continent's No-Regret Route to Industrialisation
A business-as-usual approach to industrialisation is not only damaging and costly. But the alternative is actually a much better business proposition. Read more »
Africa: AU Tried and Failed On Burundi. Time to Try Again.
Unless regional and international organisations act in concert and inject new life into the mediation process, Burundi risks igniting a wider crisis. Read more »
South Sudan: Failing South Sudan - First As Tragedy, Then As Farce
International mediators have repeatedly made the same mistake of treating disgraced leaders as if they're respectable statesmen, of treating the problem like it's the solution. Read more »
Cape Verde: How Much of a Party Animal Is President Fonseca?
As Cabo Verde votes in presidential elections this Sunday, the incumbent's links with the ruling party may turn out to be a mixed blessing. Read more »
Ethiopia: 'The Blood Flowing in Oromia Is Our Blood Too'
For decades, the ruling party has governed by pitting the Oromo and Amhara against one another. Now the two groups are joining forces against the government. Read more »
South Sudan: What Machar's Absence Means for the Peace Process
One half of the rivalry that has defined South Sudan's politics since independence is no longer around the table. Will this be a help or hindrance? Read more »
Congo-Kinshasa: Can President Kabila Trust His Own Army?
Despite protests intensifying with outbreaks of violence and deaths, President Joseph Kabila has yet to call on his armed forces to maintain order. He might regret it if he did. Read more »
Nigeria: Making Sense of Boko Haram's Factions - Who, How and Why?
How do Boko Haram's separate factions differ in term of operations and ideology? Read more »
Somalia: Al-Shabaab Steps Up Attacks in Run Up to the Elections
The Islamist militant group is determined to disrupt Somalia's (s)election process. It has been helped in this ambition by a number of factors. Read more »
Ethiopia: Behind the Protests - a View From Inside Govt
An ex-cabinet minister in the Ethiopian government and former president of Oromia Regional State explains why the current turmoil has come as no surprise. Read more »
Africa: Scale of UK Involvement in Africa's Resources 'Staggering'
Africa's natural resources are being appropriated by foreign private interests who are leaving a devastating trail of social, environmental and human rights abuses in their wake. Read more »
Malawi: Why No-One Cares About The Country's Biggest Problem
As corruption allegations unfold, Malawians are watching keenly but are not outraged or protesting. Read more »
Tanzania: Can Confrontation and Violence Be Avoided On Tanzania's "Day of Defiance"?
Tensions are rising ahead of this Thursday's opposition protests against President Magufuli's "dictatorial" leadership. Read more »
Africa: Could America's War On Terror Creep Across Africa?
US legal and military justifications for conducting attacks in Somalia have evolved recently, leading to a surge in airstrikes. Could the same precedent be used elsewhere in… Read more »
Eritrea: Dear Europe, If You Really Must Re-Engage With Eritrea, Here's How You Should Do It
Unless Europe demands conditions as it re-engages with Eritrea, it will simply be strengthening the very regime responsible for thousands fleeing in the first place. Read more »
Gabon: Are Opposition's Attempts At Unifying Too Little Too Late?
For President Ali Bongo Ondimba, whose family has been in power for half a century, winning the 27 August election may be the easy part. Read more »
Guinea: Anti-Govt Rally - 500,000 Protesters, 1 Stray Bullet
What was behind the mass opposition rally in Conakry? Read more »
Zambia: Disputed Polls - On Claims of Binned Ballots and 'Systematic Bias'
Official results say Edgar Lungu scraped the presidential election, but the opposition claims that, through manipulation and fraud, the ruling party "effected a coup on Zambia's… Read more »
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