China Couldn’t Save Them All: Indebted Africa Returns To IMF, That Old Hated Banker

The number of sub-Saharan African countries in debt distress or facing high risk of debt distress rose from 7 in 2013 to 12 in 2016…time for bailouts.

There Are Fewer And Fewer Outright Dictatorships In Africa; Welcome To The New Era Of  ‘Masquerade Democracies’

Nearly all of Africa has opposition parties – which is more than can be said for China. While opposition leaders face intimidation, their troubles are minor in comparison to the deadly retribution meted out in Russia

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

Black Panther Continues To Break Records: Reflections On Wakanda, Afrofuturism And What Make This Movie Unique

Set in fictional Wakanda, a vibranium resource-rich and technologically advanced African country, it shattered records by selling more advance tickets than any previous superhero movie

Why The Resignation And Fall Of Old Leaders Is Not A Cause For Hope Among Africa’s Youth

There needs to be a new generation of leaders in Africa that are untied to the complicated histories of their countries’ pasts