Africa Has Seen Big Democratic Progress, But Level Of Civil Liberties Has Fallen Every Year For A Decade Now

In Gambia an entrenched autocrat was forced from power. In Ghana, a sitting president lost an election for the first time, but…

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.

On Africa Day, Question Is ‘Can Former Liberators Lead Continent Into The Future?’

Freedom fighters believe they have a right to govern, but struggle to deliver the economic development that Africa needs.

Lungu Goes Rogue. If His Zambia Isn’t A Dictatorship Yet, It’s Not Too Far From It: How Did It Come To This?

By keeping quiet in the face of Lungu’s increasingly authoritarian bent, South Africa, SADC and the AU risk becoming just as complicit in undermining Zambia’s future.

In Gambia, The Horrors Of The Jammeh Dictatorship Emerge Daily As It Seeks Justice After His Fall

Njie, in her early 50s, was repeatedly beaten by masked Jungulars – Jammeh’s personal guard and death squad. In one room, she saw a noose hanging from the ceiling, then she was ordered to undress to her underwear…