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.

Zuma And Dos Santos Plot To Rule From The Grave: Preserving Wealth, Freedom For Themselves And Their Families Is Priority

Zuma was more subtle – he captured the state by proxy, through his business cronies the Gupta brothers. Angola’s Dos Santos disregarded such niceties and carried out a smash and grab.

From Mobutu To Kabila, On Its 57th Anniversary DR Congo Is Paying A Heavy Price For Its Corrupt Autocrats

The DRC will mark 57 years of independence on June 30, and it’s an anniversary many would like to forget…it is perilously close to being a failed state.