What Next After Zimbabwe’s Morgan Tsvangirai? Heroic Herald Of An Epoch Foretold

Tsvangirai did more than anyone “in Zimbabwe’s sad history to challenge the fearful state created by Mr Mugabe”

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.

Goodbye 2017: In A Difficult Year, Some Wonderful Things Still Happened In Africa. How’s That Possible? (Part 1)

In many countries the politicians still hire relatives and their tribesmates, but their quality has improved. Because of the expansion of education, they are no longer the ill-educated villagers of years gone by.

After Mugabe, All Eyes On Uganda’s Museveni: In Power For 31 Years, How Much Longer Can He Cling On?

Following a pattern that is emerging across authoritarian states, the proposed constitutional change in Uganda to lift the age limit and enable Museveni to stay on came via a private member’s bill.