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.

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.