President Alpha Condé’s pursuit of mining interests during the Ebola crisis may have foreshadowed his demise as he tightened his grip over power and plundered the state’s wealth.
Whoever wins the elections will face two key challenges: reviving the country’s democratic credentials and stimulating the economy.
As key opposition members lose seats in their strongholds, it is clear that Tanzania’s ruling party is set to establish a super-majority that will institute a deeper authoritarian agenda.
African countries need to make a concerted effort to establish a continental two-term policy.
President Alassane Ouattara (78) has been blowing hot and cold on whether he’ll be seeking a third term.
South Africa’s numerous interventions in Lesotho contribute to the acrimonious nature of its political culture.
Power is visibly draining away from Tom Thabane. But, even at 80 years old, he remains a wily operator, and seems determined to cause maximum trouble to secure his immunity from prosecution.
They protest to have a sound economic system based on healthy competition and free enterprise.
Mubarak held power for three decades, on the foundation of a personality cult.
Since the demand for resources far outmatches the patronage available, Lesotho’s political arena has become brutally competitive.
The unstable authoritarian pathway that many post-colonial African states followed was facilitated by the way in which European empires undermined democratic elements within African societies.
The African Union’s policy offers no wriggle room for a discretionary response to coups, a scourge that imperils the consolidation of democracy.
Democratic and authoritarian countries are moving further away from each other.
For many Zimbabweans Robert Mugabe will remain a contested figure.
Steinhoff was the darling of investors, asset managers, analysts and financial journalists. But its success was built on shaky foundations.
President Paul Biya’s credibility and legitimacy are increasingly being tarnished, amid growing support for opposition candidates.
Besides worries that Donald Trump might not make Africa a priority of his presidency, his temperament and views bode ill for democracy on the continent.