Congo-Kinshasa: Slamming the Door On Democracy
Martin Fayulu, leader of the Lamuka coalition and winner of the recent presidential election in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) - but who is not the new president -… Read more »
Nigeria: Another Chance for Nigeria to Get Counter-Terrorism Right
Nigerians will vote for a president on 16 February. Much is anticipated regarding the new leader's strategy to end the deadly Boko Haram insurgency in the country's north-east.… Read more »
Africa: South Africa Can Bring the AU Closer to the People
South Africa's election to chair the African Union (AU) in 2020 confirms the return of major powers on the continent to steer the organisation's affairs. Read more »
Senegal: Suspicions Cloud Senegal's Upcoming Election
Senegal will choose its president on 24 February in an atmosphere clouded by suspicions that the incumbent, Macky Sall, has engineered recent electoral reforms to secure a second… Read more »
South Africa: Secretive Promotions Threaten South Africa's Policing
As South Africans start to feel optimistic about actions to fix the criminal justice system, a secret project in the police could substantially weaken its ability to become a… Read more »
Gabon: Does Regime Security Come Ahead of Real Reform in Gabon?
Since Gabon's coup attempt on 7 January, President Ali Bongo Ondimba has been making changes to restore confidence in his government. Bongo, who was recovering from a stroke in… Read more »
Africa: AU Summit 32 - Beyond the Hype of Africa's Free Trade Deal
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is a remarkable achievement, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) enthuses. 'At a time when trade is… Read more »
Africa: Egypt Takes the Wheel At the AU
On 2 February, Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi held a cabinet meeting to review final preparations for his chairmanship of the African Union (AU) which begins on 10… Read more »
Africa: AU Summit 32 - Big Powers Back On the Peace and Security Council?
At its summit this week, the African Union (AU) will elect five new states to the 15-member Peace and Security Council (PSC) for a three-year term. Of the five seats up for grabs,… Read more »
Africa: AU Summit 32 - Renewed Focus On Refugees
As part of the ongoing reform of the African Union (AU), there is a proposal to shift the portfolio for refugees and displaced people away from political affairs, where it is… Read more »
North Africa: AU Summit 32 - Maghreb's Changing Politics of Migration
Irregular migration by people from the Maghreb is rising. Countries of the region that were previously transit spaces, have become zones of departure for tens of thousands of young… Read more »
South Africa: What Will Ramaphosa Say About the State of the Nation?
When President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers his first State of the Nation Address on 7 February, he will face a country weary of corruption and seemingly endless allegations of state… Read more »
Southern Africa: South Africa Again Mesmerised By a Zimbabwe Crisis
Almost two decades after the start of the Zimbabwe crisis, South Africa is once again standing silently on the sidelines, seemingly mesmerised, as its northern neighbour bashes… Read more »
Africa: Do Africa's Youth Prefer the Ballot to the Bullet?
On 7 January, a group of young military officers in Libreville, Gabon, tried to overthrow the government of President Ali Bongo Ondimba. The challenge to the Bongo family dynasty… Read more »
Kenya: Home-Grown Terror a Worsening Threat for the Country
The six attackers and 12 suspects in court for the 15 January terror attack on Nairobi's dusitD2 hotel complex are mostly Kenyans. This was also the case in the 2015 attack on the… Read more »
Africa: Has Algeria Joined Africa's New 'Cocaine Coast'?
In May 2018, a record 701 kilograms of cocaine were seized by customs authorities in the port of Oran, Algeria's second largest city. The narcotics were found on board the Vega… Read more »
Africa: Are Rwanda and South Africa Irreconcilable?
The slow but stubborn unfolding of justice in a humble magistrate's court in South Africa continues to embarrass both Rwanda's President Paul Kagame and South Africa's Cyril… Read more »
Gambia: The Gambia Must Heal Its Social and Political Divisions
Two years after its first democratic transition, The Gambia continues to face many challenges, including rebuilding national cohesion that was eroded during the Yahya Jammeh… Read more »
Zimbabwe: Emmerson Mnangagwa Exposed
Ever since he assumed office in 2017, the big question has been whether President Emmerson Mnangagwa could stop Zimbabwe's economic slide before social unrest erupted in response… Read more »
Africa: SA's Trial By Fire On the UN Security Council
Less than a month into its term on the United Nations (UN) Security Council, South Africa faces a potential trial by fire which could set the tone for the rest of the country's… Read more »
Sudan: Will Sudan's Latest Protests Bring Down Bashir?
Street protests that started in the north-eastern Sudanese city of Atbara over bread and fuel price hikes on 19 December have snowballed into weeks of widespread anti-government… Read more »
Southern Africa: A Tale of Two Arrests
This is a tale of two arrests: one of a South African arrested in Mozambique; another of a Mozambican arrested in South Africa. The comparison may be instructive. Read more »
Senegal: The Silent Destruction of Senegal's Last Forests
Senegal's Casamance region was once the breadbasket of this West African nation, known for its rich vegetation, biodiversity and expansive forests. But these woodlands are rapidly… Read more »
Africa: How Uganda and UNHCR Failed Refugees
Uganda hosts Africa's largest refugee population and is heralded as a model of progressive refugee policies. But damning 2018 reports have revealed fraud and corruption within… Read more »
Congo-Kinshasa: Will This Election Change the DRC?
With the announcement this weekend that the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) ruling party had won a substantial majority in the national assembly, the picture of the DRC's… Read more »
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