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.
For the first time since independence, Namibia’s ruling party has suffered electoral setbacks in the midst of economic and political crisis.
The euphoria that accompanied João Lourenço’s new presidency has ebbed away amid the stark realities of a profoundly dysfunctional political economy.
Unity for the wrong reasons reduces social cooperation to whatever happens to benefit a particular person or group, making it a zero-sum game.
The unstable authoritarian pathway that many post-colonial African states followed was facilitated by the way in which European empires undermined democratic elements within African societies.
Nigeria’s border closure is a panicked reaction which violates ECOWAS protocol.
Nollywood films are making their mark on Netflix and the newest addition, King of Boys, a political thriller movie directed by renowned Nigerian video director, Kemi Adetiba, is receiving positive reviews from film critics, and on social media.
Amid New Year celebrations in Ethiopia, questions still linger around the possibility for sustained peace and stability.
It’s time for a new approach as it becomes increasingly clear that protests won’t topple the Zanu-PF government.