Both democracy and authoritarianism are on the rise in Africa

Repression is on the rise in Zambia under President Edgar Lungu. ...

What the return of Gbagbo could mean for Ivory Coast’s 2020...

Peter Penar, Michigan State UniversityFormer Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo’s acquittal on charges of crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court (ICC) opens the...

Why photographs of dead in Nairobi terror attack failed journalism —...

George Ogola, University of Central LancashireAn article by the New York Times on the Riverside terrorist attacks in Nairobi has provoked fury and consternation...

Building an Africa Where SheDecides

By Nimi PrincewillNotable for attracting a remarkable chunk of political goodwill; and of course, its accompanying 'nuisance value' in rigid communities, feminist activism is...

Zimbabwean opposition leader Nelson Chamisa indeed met Kagame

Dear Paul Kagame  From Concerned Zimbabwean!Allow me to correct a few misleading comments from your response to an article involving a man called Nelson Chamisa...

Emperor Haile Selassie statue joins list of Africa’s troubled memorials

A statue of Ethiopia’s last emperor, Haile Selassie, at the African Union Commission in...

Fantasy that Mnangagwa would fix Zimbabwe now fully exposed

David B. Moore, University of JohannesburgAs of January 18, more than 12 people had died, no less than 78 had suffered gunshot injuries, and...

Tanzania’s latest clampdown takes decades of repression to new lows

Rob Ahearne, University of East LondonThe United Republic of Tanzania has just turned 54. Union Day commemorates the union of the Tanganyika mainland and...

Why al-Shabaab targets Kenya, and what can be done to stop...

Brendon J. Cannon, Khalifa University and Martin Plaut, School of Advanced StudyAl-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the terror attack in Nairobi in which scores...

Sudan impasse can end if Bashir sets aside his pride and...

Luka Kuol, Africa Center for Strategic StudiesSudan has been gripped by popular protests since December, representing the most sustained challenge to President Omar al-Bashir’s...

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