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The era of moral dwarves

As Burundi lurches towards crisis, where are the leaders we could refer to as moral authoritarians?

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.

Politricks and empty pockets

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.