History will judge Nkurunziza as a man who brought unnecessary pain to a nation that had long suffered from political misrule.
Are we witnessing the end of an era in which dictators stayed in power for decades? If so this must be good not only for Angola and Zimbabwe but for southern Africa as a whole.
The coup in Zimbabwe means Mugabe’s long and disastrous presidency is finally over. The questions that remain are the precise details and mechanics of the deal which secures his departure.
Populism is a hot topic around the globe right now, and much can be learned from studying its history.