Mugabe And Angola’s Dos Santos: Africa’s Old Men – And Their Dynasties – Seem, Finally, To Be Fading Away

It’s unrealistic to hope that either Angola or Zimbabwe will soon move from decades of repressive rule, but we
are witnessing the end of an era.

Against Difficult Odds Local African Elections Observers Getting Better, As Foreign ‘Tourists’ Missions Face Growing Criticism

In some places strong gains made by the opposition, ironically lead to more repression against democracy activists rather than open up the political space.

In The Shadow Of The ‘Great Helsman’: 20 Years After His Death, Mobutu Sese Seko Lives On In Joseph Kabila

The senior Kabila followed the path of “Mobutism without Mobutu.” His son, Joseph Kabila, has perfected it.

Joao Lourenco Will Be Angola’s First New President In 38 Years, But Can He Escape ‘The Family’?

Although not known for personally having sticky fingers, Lourenco is part of the system

Nigeria To Add 212 Million City Dwellers By 2050 – Equivalent To Present Population Of Germany, France And UK

In Benin’s capital Cotonou, Togo’s Lomé and Burkina Faso’s Ouagadougou the informal sector accounts for over 80% of non-agricultural employment.