The ‘Bad Boys’ Are Winning Again: Slippery Slope Back To Authoritarianism In Africa

Burundi is far from alone. Rwanda, Togo, Gabon, Uganda, Chad, Cameroon, Djibouti, Republic of Congo, Sudan, Eritrea, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo have all fiddled with term limits

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

Not Sure Whether To Cry Or Laugh: Survey Finds Views Of Young East Africans Mirror Those Of The ‘Elders’ 

Results suggest corruption has been normalised in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Young people viewed bribery simply as “eating”, not an ethical aberration. Only Rwandan youth thought it was a big problem.

Why Comrades Go To War: Liberation Politics And The Outbreak Of Africa’s Most Complex And Deadliest Conflict

The First Congo War resulted from an alliance of countries spearheaded by panafricanist liberation movements from Rwanda, Uganda, Eritrea, and Ethiopia that led to the overthrowing of Mobutu Sese Seko in 1997 and resulted in Africa’s deadliest conflict

Rwanda Has One Of World’s Most Ambitious Electrification Plans, But Is It The Best Way To Get Power To Remote Areas?

In 2009 only 6% of Rwandans had access to electricity. In an ambitious push, that could hit 70% this year