What does Zuma’s resignation mean for South Africa?

Alex Beresford provides a short and sweet analysis of the outlook for South Africa following the fall of Jacob Zuma and the rise of Cyril...

What Liberian President George Weah must do

Robtel Neajai Pailey and Silas Kpanan'Ayoung Siakor advise President George Weah to forget about political niceties, institute reforms, and focus on a handful of...

Zimbabwe commits to “open and early” elections

DiA’s Nic Cheeseman analyses President Mnangagwa’s statement that Zimbabwe should prepare for elections in “four to five months” and asks if they can be...

Why Africa should not follow the “Rwandan” model

DiA's Nic Cheeseman gets fed up with people telling him that other African countries could do better if they followed the Rwandan model, and sets out...

Has Zimbabwe removed a tyrant but not a tyranny?

As we continue the debate about what is likely to happen next in Zimbabwe, Nicole Beardsworth explains the many continuities between the Mugabe and...

Why Mnangagwa will not be another Mugabe

  Arguing against the prevailing view that sees Mnangagwa as a force of continuity rather than change, Michael Gyekye offers an alternative perspective that focusses on...

What next for Zimbabwe?

Prof Nic Cheeseman looks at the options for the new government, assesses the pros and cons of elections versus some form of power sharing,...

Tanzania – Where President Magufuli’s politics and his economics meet

Michaela point to ways in which Magufuli’s economic strategy supports the consolidation of the President’s own, quite fragile political base. Michaela is a DPhil candidate...

Togo’s uncertain path to democracy

David argues that for anti-government protests in Togo to achieve genuine democratic change they should have two essential ingredients - a pro-democratic military and...

Can President Zuma survive in South Africa?

Low on allies but not out of ideas, what next for President Zuma? Nicole Beardsworth analyses what the future has in story for the...