Bobi Wine in Uganda does it; so do the Economic Freedom Fighters in South Africa. The red beret is worn to signify the revolutionary. Its power lies in a symbolism that combines art and politics.
As Algerians go to the polls today, a majority are not voting. Algerians have been protesting for 42 weeks, demanding a change in government. For now, many Algerians stand against the current government, which they consider corrupt and still an extension of former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
Politics of compromise have always served politicians and never resolved Kenya’s real governance issues.
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has announced a visa on arrival policy for all Africans coming to Nigeria. President Buhari made the announcement while attending the Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development in Africa in Egypt.
Photographs give unprecedented insight into the lives and humanity of those involved in the Ugandan rebel movement.
A leading Nigerian newspaper, Punch, has said it will henceforth prefix President Muhammadu Buhari’s name with his former military title he used when he ruled the country in a brutal manner in the 1980s. The publication says its stance is “a symbolic demonstration… against autocracy and military-style repression”.
Ethiopia’s new political outfit could bring minority groups into the centre of power.
Land reform has always been closely tied to shifts in the wider political economy of countries.
Democracy in Tanzania has been slowly eroded since President Magufuli came into power. After taking office, Magufuli put in various measures to fight corruption and curb government spending winning admirers across the world, but recent incidents of repression of the press and rights abuses have tainted his image.