Ethiopia’s party system is extremely volatile due to the prevalence of weakly institutionalised and fragmented political parties.
After endless, futile negotiations with the Kabila camp, Tshisekedi appears to have finally recognised the limits of the coalition government and has lost patience.
Although the Nigerian government has announced the disbanding of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, protesters have not let up. They are now calling for wider reforms.
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.
The doctrine of equality is ingrained both in theory and in the express provisions of Lesotho's constitution.
One year after the 2019 general elections in Nigeria, courts and not the electorate, are busy deciding actual winners of the polls.
The country has not had a seat at the Security Council table for 24 years.
When the establishment retains some leverage over reformers change can be slow, superficial, and short-lived. Sudan appears to be a textbook case of this scenario.
Al-Bashir's ability to play a skillful combination of internal and external balancing acts, plus ruthless repression and a divided opposition, kept him in power for three decades.
Gabon's strongman president, Ali Bongo, is barely clinging to power after contested elections, a stroke and a coup attempt. The Bongo family has run this stable central African nation for 52 years.
A dictionary of African politics reveals the witty and insightful political terminology that people in different African countries use.
The African Peer Review Mechanism got off to a good start, but enthusiasm soon waned.
Nelson Chamisa has the opportunity to foster peace, tolerance and democracy within Zimbabwe's main opposition party.
South Africa's electoral commission's failure to ensure a credible voters' roll threatens to undo its legacy of free and fair elections.
For many Zimbabweans Robert Mugabe will remain a contested figure.
South Africa’s Constitutional Court has performed remarkably well in protecting democracy since 1995.
The question of land has been hotly contested in Namibia ever since independence.
The ANC has lost so much support among its traditional voters it's now forced to look beyond them to retain power.
Jair Bolsonaro has very rightwing views likely to put a final nail in the coffin off Brazil's Africa moment spearheaded by former president Lula da Silva.