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Sisi’s Egypt: A desert mirage?

After three years in power, Egypt’s President Sisi is looking vulnerable as foreign funding and public patience run out over his failure to tackle the country’s longstanding economic crisis.

Nigeria minister’s unlikely return

A lot can happen in a man’s life over 20 years, the accepted timespan for a generation. And that is certainly the case for John Kayode Fayemi, Nigeria’s current Minister of Solid Minerals, as Osasu Obayiuwana explains.

Digital radicals on the Swahili coast

Youth radicalisation and recruitment into jihadist groups is on the rise. Little is said about the histories of exclusion and marginalisation fuelling recruitment, argues Paul Goldsmith.

Kenya elections: turbulence ahead

The outcome of two bruising recent by-elections may be a sign of things to come as the rival coalitions gear up for the 2017 elections – and the Electoral Commission, worryingly, fumbles. By Dauti Kahura in Nairobi.

Mujuru’s fight-back: A new dawn for the opposition?

With wealthy backers behind her, cautious Western interest and growing factionalism within Zanu-PF over the Mugabe succession, former VP Joice Mujuru’s new Zimbabwe People First party may present a formidable challenge to the ruling party. By Tichaona Zindoga in Harare.

Will Zuma survive?

Last December, President Jacob Zuma embarked on a series of ill-advised cabinet reshuffles that have shaken South African politics to their core and sent the economy into freefall.

Guyana calls for African diplomatic help

Guyana has called for diplomatic assistance from the African continent as it seeks to deter aggression from neighbouring Venezuela over a border dispute.