Campaign shows that political tectonic plates are shifting in Mozambique

David Matsinhe gives a solid analysis of shifts in political power dynamics in Mozambique, the violence-ridden election and the lost hope for a free...

A deep dive into what drives protests in Ghana

What drives Ghanaians to protest? Who is organizing the protests? Lewis Abedi Asante gives crucial insights on the role played by poor masses in...

Cameroon’s Anglophone crisis’ national dialogue: A glimmer of hope?

Will the ongoing government-led national dialogue in Cameroon resolve the Anglophone crisis?Leonard Mbulle-Nziege explores why, despite agenda manipulation, absence of separatists and Biya’s self-serving...

Nigeria’s soldiers of fortune: The Abacha and Obasanjo years

Max Siollun provides a compelling summary of the dual destabilizer-mediator role of Nigeria’s military, especially during the military dictatorship years. But, as the military...

Why Elders, Why Now?

How is elderhood performed in contemporary polities in Africa? Is it something unachievable for the ‘youth’ due to economic hardships or it is a...

Are Africans ready for the free movement of labour on the...

As xenophobic violence takes it toll on state-to-state relations, Michael Sumaila Nlasia explains why the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) might be the...

Why Tanzania’s attacks on free speech break with Nyerere’s legacy

Nick Westcott reflects on increasing attacks on free speech and journalists in Tanzania. He questions President Magufuli's respect for Julius Nyerere's legacy of valuing...

Underdevelopment in Africa: Circumstances beyond our control or self- sabotage?

Oluwafifehan Ogunde asks thought-provoking questions on the state of Africa and provides a candid reflection on whether Africa’s underdevelopment is a result of self-sabotage...

Why Sidama statehood demand threatens to unravel Ethiopia’s federal system

Delayed constitutional reform and demands for secession - is Ethiopia’s ethnic-based federal state system under threat? Yohannes Gedamu explains why the Sidama secession demand...

Why new South African law won’t end the toxic mix of...

Can the Political Party Funding Act end South Africa’s ‘captured’ politics? Steven Friedman gives a candid analysis of the murky links between politicians and...