Burundi, Comoros Keep Banging On SADC’s Door, But No One Is Opening – At Least For Now






Does Nkurunziza hope to tap into the anti-Rwanda sentiment that runs in SADC, fuelled partly by rivalry between Kigali and DRC, a SADC member?

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






The Country That Once Printed Trillion ‘Dollar’ Notes Is In Crisis Again: Zimbabwe’s Nightmare Returns






Reform is not that hard in Zimbabwe, but as long as the state is run as a fiefdom and industry is systematically destroyed and productive people looted from, there is little hope






CRISIS IN THE GREAT LAKES 4: How End Of ‘Second Congo War’ And World Cup 2010 Made South Africa Hungry






DR Congo’s total mineral wealth is estimated to be worth a dizzying $24 trillion – more than the combined GDP of the US and western Europe – is without doubt the jewel of the SADC crown in resource terms.