There Are Fewer And Fewer Outright Dictatorships In Africa; Welcome To The New Era Of  ‘Masquerade Democracies’

Nearly all of Africa has opposition parties – which is more than can be said for China. While opposition leaders face intimidation, their troubles are minor in comparison to the deadly retribution meted out in Russia

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

New Tribal Chieftain Or Reformer? Why Ethiopia’s New Leader Abiy Ahmed Could Be A Game Changer

Most Ethiopians believe the incoming premier will pursue political reforms. His election also means that for the first time in 27 years Ethiopian nationalism is gaining momentum.

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 ‘Barracks Democracy’: The Hurdles Blocking Zimbabwe’s Way To Glory Are Zanu-PF, Mnangagwa And The Military

Zimbabwe has maintained the outward appearance of a multiparty democracy since independence in 1980. But it’s effectively been a one-party dictatorship.