Gambia Crisis: Why Is West Africa Eager To Intervene, But Other Regional Groups Are Soft On Rogue Leaders?

Unlike other regions of Africa, there’s a growing body of former opposition leaders in power in ECOWAS, including Nigeria’s Buhari, Liberia’s Sirleaf and Senegal’s Sall. They know the pain

As Ghana’s Akufo-Addo Takes Office, Here Are 6 Things About Him For Your Cocktail Small Talk (PHOTOS)

He becomes the third First Son to be elected to power in relatively free elections in Africa, and brings the number of presidential children in power on the continent to five

Why Zuma Dislikes Democratic Khama – And Pretoria Thinks He’s Not A Pan-Africanist – But Loves Autocratic Mugabe

Gaborone suspects South Africa is “de-campaigning” its Foreign minister Venson-Moitoi for the African Union top job, and could throw her under the bus despite SADC backing

28 African Leaders Were In Power When Hillary Clinton Was US Foreign Minister. If She Wins, How Many Could She Leave Still In Office?

The combination of improved life expectancy, greater political stability, and the shift toward presidency-for-life, means that as Africa becomes the world’s youngest continent, it will also have some of its oldest leaders

Botswana At 50: It Has Been A Success Story, But Is The Party Over?

With the white minority regimes in southern Africa now long gone, Botswana has lost its claim to exceptionalism