DR Congo’s Bad Year Is About To Get Worse, As Kabila Family Clocks 20 Years On Top Of The Mess






Even opposition veteran Tshisekedi’s body has become a source of political tension. The government has not agreed on a location to bury him in Congo and so it has remained in Brussels.

America’s Humiliation Of African Union Chief Faki Should Push Continent’s Regional Powers Into New Action






The snub signals the return of the US/Africa policy that held sway from 1960 to 2001 when the continent was on the back burner in Washington.






Africa’s Emerging Middle Class Insecure And Weak. The Real Powerbrokers Are Still Those At The Top Of Wealth Pyramid






Supposed middle class characteristics, like support for democracy, no stronger among African middle class than among the working or upper classes.






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?