Governance

Magufuli

Where is President Magufuli?

Tanzania’s President John Pombe Magufuli has not been seen in public since 27th February 2021, as he swore in...

Niger: The role of women in the very first democratic transition

Since independence, Niger never experienced a democratic transition. Political and democratic instability was marked by recurrent military coups, the...

Three years after the fall of Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe’s leader, Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn in as president on the 24th November 2017 to replace president Robert Mugabe...

The metamorphosis of South Africa’s Democratic Alliance

I realise that most people are focusing on today’s election in the United States (the lizards will win, no...

Helen Zille, farm-killing protests, and the limits of authority

Many, many years ago, I wrote something about how Barry Ronge was talking nonsense when he said that we...

Joseph Kabila to serve as Senator for life in the Congolese Senate

The Constitution of the DRC gives the title of Senator for life to each former elected President. But since...

DRC-Zambia border conflict: a war narrowly averted

Nsenga Kola In the centre of Africa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo shares borders with nine neighbouring countries....

Zambia militarises its police force ahead of 2021 polls

WHILST the country is grappling with the novel Corona Virus 2019 pandemic with cases spiralling out of control and...

Zambia militarises its police force ahead of 2021 polls

Whilst the country is grappling with the novel Corona Virus 2019 pandemic with cases spiralling out of control and...

Tanzania: Will the 2020 General Elections Usher in a New Era of Elite Compromise?

By Sabatho Nyamsenda Africa’s encounter with Europe since the 15th century produced, inter alia, the colonial state and the...

Crisis In Zimbabwe: Are These Mnangagwa’s Last Days In Office?

The removal of Robert Mugabe from power in November 2017 signalled hope from a majority of Zimbabweans, who for...

Opposition Politician Tundu Lissu Returns To Take On Magufuli In Tanzania’s October Elections

Tanzania’s elections slated for October 2020 would have been for the incumbent John Pombe Magufuli to lose without a...

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