Mkapa, who penned an autobiography, had an impressive record in building state institutions. But his reign was marked by killings and political suppression.
Mkapa’s presidency is particularly significant since it represents the first phase of Tanzanian multi-party democracy.
Sexist slandering has been used not just to describe Grace Mugabe, but to denigrate any women who aspire to political positions.
The value of women to political tickets in Ghana is being recognised as more women are contesting elections at various levels.
Mandela left at the right time in 1999, when the country still seemed in a healthy state, after which he consolidated his international reputation.
The violence points to the need for Abiy to address the tensions around Oromia. Failure to do so will mean that ethnic tensions and violence in Ethiopia will continue
It is important that procedures surrounding funerals are developed by public health officials alongside traditional and religious authorities.
The people are frustrated with a reform agenda that is unfolding at snail’s pace.
The outspoken singer always considered himself to be at risk, and in Ethiopia people loved him because he didn’t let that risk keep him quiet.