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Political stalemate deepens in Tanzania

Michaela Collord explores the continuing stand off between President Magufuli and the opposition coalition in Tanzania and asks what consequences it will have for the country. Michaela...

President Museveni buying loyalty of newly elected MPs in Uganda

Following Museveni’s electoral victory earlier this year, Michaela Collord asks how the controversial leader is securing support. Michaela is a PhD candidate in politics at...

Uganda: Election secured, support uncertain.

Following Museveni's electoral victory Michaela Collord asks: How much support does Uganda's president really have? Michaela is a PhD candidate in politics at the University...

President Museveni and the NRM slated to win in the coming...

Our regular writer Michaela Collord takes a look at the electoral landscape in Uganda, where the race is hotting up. Michaela is a PhD candidate in politics...

President Zuma responds to student protests

Following mass protests by students across South Africa, President Jacob Zuma has moved to freeze tuition fees. However, this strategy is unlikely to pacify...

An executive death threat

Michaela Collord focuses in on Zambia, where President Edgar Lungu recently threatened a prominent newspaper editor. She argues that this move on serves to...

Rival to President Museveni announces bid for top job in 2016...

In this post, Michaela Collord gives us her insights on Ugandan politics in the wake of Amama Mbabazi's announcement that he will fight Yoweri...

Internal divisions in APC as Buhari prepares to take office

In this blog, Michaela Collord asks whether the APC can remain unified for long enough to deliver the change that they promised to fellow...

Al-Bashir easily wins re-election bid in Sudan

In contrast to the positive picture from Nigeria, portraits of the Sudanese electoral landscape look bleak. Michaela Collord explores. Michaela is a PhD candidate in...

South Africa – President Zuma survives no-confidence vote but many questions...

In this post, Michaela Collord explores Zuma's survival of the no-confidence in the National Assembly, and future parliamentary prospects in this dominant party democracy. On...