Burundi, Comoros Keep Banging On SADC’s Door, But No One Is Opening – At Least For Now






Does Nkurunziza hope to tap into the anti-Rwanda sentiment that runs in SADC, fuelled partly by rivalry between Kigali and DRC, a SADC member?

What Would It Mean For Nigeria’s Economy And Balance Of Power If Ailing Buhari Were To Leave Office Abruptly?






A cynical view of the Buhari government’s reluctance to let the naira float could be that this would cost Nigeria its prized position as Africa’s biggest economy.






Erdogan Knocks On Doors As Turkey Makes Remarkable Advance Into Sub-Saharan Africa: What’s It All About?






Turkey moved from 12 embassies in Africa in 2009 to the present 39, with another soon to open in Equatorial Guinea. African embassies in Ankara grew from about 10 to 32 during the same period






Deeply Unpopular At Home, Hollande Looks To Shore Legacy By Holding This Week’s Africa-France Summit In Mali






Chad’s Déby, Togo’s Bongo and other incumbents – reportedly including Zimbabwe’s ubiquitous Mugabe – safely ensconced in power by fair means or foul, will preen before the cameras and bask in France’s official approval






Where Will Africa Be In 2030? If ‘Politics Of The Belly’ Rules, Many Would Still Be Trapped In Extreme Poverty






By 2045–2050 the continent could start catching up with the world, largely due to structural changes in the global economy rather than to changes in Africa itself