As Burundi lurches towards crisis, where are the leaders we could refer to as moral authoritarians?
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.
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.
A decade-long spending binge has driven Ghana back into an IMF austerity programme. As elections loom this November, why is it politics as usual? By Femi Akomolafe.
Once a theatre for proxy wars, Africa must now confront the spectre
of homegrown terrorism by knowing its enemies, choosing its friends
and fighting the instinct for overkill, argues Kalundi Serumaga.
While US President Barak Obama’s astonishing admission that ‘Libya was the worst mistake’ of his administration has led to red faces in the British and …