Africa’s Emerging Middle Class Insecure And Weak. The Real Powerbrokers Are Still Those At The Top Of Wealth Pyramid






Supposed middle class characteristics, like support for democracy, no stronger among African middle class than among the working or upper classes.

Tanzania Has A Long History Of Autocratic Rule: From ‘Saint’ Nyerere To ‘Bulldozer’ Magufuli






As one of the few countries in East Africa not beset by internecine conflicts, Tanzania is often seen as a beacon of hope. But its history hasn’t been entirely peaceful.






Paying The Hidden Price For DR Congo’s Conflict-Free Minerals: Trump May Be Right In Ending Ban






MMR, which enjoys a monopoly, has been buying Congo coltan for $20-24 per kilo, whereas one trader said he sold ore in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, a few months ago for more than $50 per kilo.