Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan has been described as compassionate, rational and calm – attributes that are a far departure from her former boss.
Social and cultural beliefs remain an impediment to women’s continuous rise in politics across Africa. While we celebrate a notable increase in the number of women in influential political positions, the culture of violence, in its many forms if not dealt with threatens to undo this progress.
South Africa’s famous toyi-toyi was adopted from Zimbabwean troops, who learned it in Algeria – showing the interconnected nature of Africa’s liberation struggles.
The more President Mnangagwa’s government fails to engage democratically with its own citizens, the more it will negate any prospect of re-engagement with the West.
Uganda’s president is growing desperate as a young singer jeopardises his long grip on power.
The November 2020 local and regional elections have indeed put Namibia’s political culture at a crossroads.
The main task will be delivering an effective new structure that tackles internal dysfunction at the commission.
The Trump administration’s policies affected Africa in detrimental ways. His administration’s “America First” foreign policy also meant disengaging from its obligations to Africa, which he infamously referred to as “shit-hole countries”.
In surpassing opposition stalwart Kizza Besigye, Robert Kyagulanyi has done what many Ugandans thought impossible. But can he topple Museveni?