Ethiopia: An endless emergency?

Sam Stratford finds that, despite a change in leadership within the ruling EPRDF, prospects for political reform and democratisation in Ethiopia remain elusive, resulting...

Do Kenyan women get a fair deal?

Kenya is a mass of contradictions when it comes to gender, argues our co-editor Nic Cheeseman. So how well are women faring in terms...

Bad Khama: The Corruption of the Botswanan Presidency

Kenneth Good looks back at the legacy of General Ian Khama, who has just announced that he will soon step down as president of Botswana, and concludes...

Kenya’s elections are much more than just a ruthless game of...

  Polls indicate that Kenya's elections are too close to call, while the election will be the most expensive in history. To explain this, Justin...

Africa rising? A historical perspective

Is Africa rising? Will the current economic boom in some countries reduce poverty levels? Ewout Frankema and Marlous van Waijenburg draw attention to the...

Kenya: the next 12 months…

In his regular column for the Daily Nation our co-editor, Nic Cheeseman, looks into the political crystal ball and lays out his predictions for...

Crisis? What crisis? Everything is fine in Zambia!

Zambia is in crisis! Going beyond the behavior of Zambia's politicians, Sishuwa Sishuwa explains how economic decline, sustained institutional deterioration and heightened political divisions...

Tanzania – President Magufuli versus the investors

Michaela Collord takes a look at the impact of President Magufuli's populist policies in Tanzania, after a special presidential committed issued a report alleging that...

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...

Buhari and beyond: The answers we have and the questions that...

Co-Editor SJ Cooper-Knock explores Buhari's victory and the questions that remain, as the nation goes to the polls once more for the Governorship and House...