There May Be a Silver Lining to Ali Bongo's Power Grab in Gabon
But I believe there's a silver lining to the dark cloud over Africa's politics. African autocrats are slowly being eased out. Incumbents might tinker with the rules of the game, and shift goal posts but they cannot escape the inevitable: Change will come. It's only a matter of when and how, writes David E Kiwuwa for The Conversation Africa.
The Conversation Africa, 4 March 2018
Despite Gabon's vast oil wealth a third of its citizens live on $1.25 a day or less. In fact, the country is best known for having had one of the longest serving leaders in modern… Read more »
The Conversation Africa, 13 February 2018
The winds of change may blow in several directions across Africa this year as a host of countries prepare for elections. But a change in power isn't always synonymous with change… Read more »
Citizen, 5 March 2018
Africa has the world's most youthful population. It also has the world's oldest and longest-serving heads of government. Though African countries form 28 per cent of the members of… Read more »
As a young man, Ali Bongo Ondimba dreamt of becoming a music star, following in the footsteps of American funk stars like James Brown. And then in 2009, while Bongo was running to ... Read more »
President Ali Bongo Ondimba.