Democracy, Dictatorship And The Circle Of Economic Growth In Africa: It Really Is Complicated

The Asian Tigers, as well as China, Ethiopia and Rwanda, support the view that autocracies grow more rapidly than democracies – but often lack the leadership renewal that regular free and and fair elections bring about

Why The Resignation And Fall Of Old Leaders Is Not A Cause For Hope Among Africa’s Youth

There needs to be a new generation of leaders in Africa that are untied to the complicated histories of their countries’ pasts

Southern Africa Looks Good As Political Dinosaurs Leave: Real Change Or Shift From One-Man States To One-Party States?

Angola’s Lourenço, Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa and South Africa’s Ramaphosa all made star turns at last week’s World Economic Forum in Davos, visibly signalling re-entry into the global community.

A Film Misrepresents Jazz Great Miles Davis In The Life Of A South African Freedom Fighter

For South Africans aspiring to freedom, jazz was protest music. In struggle, jazz offered shared, collective messages of black intellectual attainment – and beauty.

Stereotypes And Bribes: How Portuguese Migrants In Angola Navigate Its Corruption-Infested Waters

By 2014 between 100,000 and 150,000 Portuguese had moved to oil-rich Angola, by far the highest number of migrants moving from a former European colonial power to a former African colony.