Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba Official Photo

The ‘Muhoozi Project’ in Uganda: Testing the water or preparing the...

A particularly intense and visible campaign has been taking place in Uganda over the last few months to promote Muhoozi Kainerugaba –...

The Aid Debate: Time for Donors to Drop President Museveni

As the results from the Ugandan elections were announced, there was an overwhelming sense of dejà-vu.  President Yoweri Museveni, in power for...

In pursuit of a peaceful presidential election in The Gambia

The Gambia is approaching presidential elections on 4 December 2021. This will be the first vote since the electoral defeat of former...

How Isaias Afwerki’s gamble in Ethiopia is endangering Eritrean sovereignty

Since the conflict in Tigray started in 2020, Eritrea has become further entangled in Ethiopian politics. Young Eritrean conscripts assigned to the...

Edgar Lungu, Zambia’s third term controversy, and the 2021 elections

At a time when authoritarian leaders across Africa are looking to scrap the two term limits imposed by their respective constitutions, the...

Making Sense of DR Congo’s Stunning Political Turnaround

Until December 2020, the Front Commun pour le Congo (FCC) of ex-president Joseph Kabila held a majority of 338 out of 500...

The end of the honeymoon in Tanzania: CCM reverts to type

Given the imperial like constitutional powers endowed to the President of Tanzania, it is easy to assume that one person – the...

J.J. Rawlings: A Man For All Seasons?

As Ghana goes to the polls for the 2020 general elections, Ryan Colton looks back at the life and legacy of one...
Kenyan President William Ruto CREDIT: Office of the Deputy President

Kenya’s ‘Hustler Movement’ Marches On

Kenya’s recently concluded Kiambaa by-election on 15 July was the latest in a series of electoral and legal victories for the so-called...

Stephen Kamugasa writes to President Yoweri Museveni …

MR PRESIDENT: NOW IS THE TIME TO TALK Dear Mr President, If there is one thing...