Politics

Insiders Insight: The serious side of the Buhari clone story

Credit: Biafra Ipob Infos. If you haven’t subscribed to the Insiders Newsletter, you’re missing out on the juiciest...

Step by inevitable step: Lungu’s strategic march to 2021 and beyond

If President Lungu is deemed eligible to run for a third term, he will have removed one more...

DRC elections: The field, the rules and the potential game-changers

Why one of the less popular candidates will probably win the presidential election. What can we expect from...

It rains, it pours, it floods: Nigeria’s growing seasonal problem

A combination of heavier rains and man-made problems has contributed to devastating floods. Is the government doing enough?...

DRC elections: Kabila’s perfectly imperfect choice of successor

The selection of Emmanuel Shadary to be the regime’s presidential candidate has surprised many. None more so than...

DR Congo’s opposition unites(!)…for like a minute

Martin Fayulu was briefly the Congolese opposition’s choice to be the single candidate in presidential elections. If you...

Why sanctions on Eritrea are being lifted and what it means

There are three key reasons the UN is removing sanctions on Eritrea. Sanctions are being lifted, but Eritrea’s...

I ran for president in Cameroon. Here’s what I learnt.

Cameroon’s electoral system is deeply lopsided. Citizens will only stand for that so long. President Biya was re-elected...

Hey America, it’s time to end Zimbabwe’s economic punishment

US sanctions are undermining Zimbabwe’s access credit and investment. They supposedly about rule of law, but there’s likely an...

A woman online, in Tanzania

Tanzanian twitter has lost its chill. It’s become a scary place for women and dissenters. But we’re not...

Insiders Insight: Tanzania’s LGBTQ crackdown

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Credit: Babak Fakhamzadeh. If you haven’t subscribed to the Insiders Newsletter, you’re missing out...

The Biafra separatist leader is back from the dead. Will it matter?

Many presumed him dead, but Kanu is now back and calling for voters in the South East to...

Nigeria 2019: The issues and electoral maths that will decide the race

What concerns will sway voters? Which regions will decide Nigeria’s next president? Nigeria’s 2019 presidential race looks set...

Insiders Insight: Two steps back, one (possible) forward for peace

South Sudan’s latest peace process is showing some promise, but two others in Africa are faltering. Credit: UN...

“The situation is unbearable”: Life under Zimbabwe’s economic crisis

Zimbabweans may be divided politically, but they are united in suffering the consequences of scarce goods and soaring...

Tackling Nigeria’s high suicide rate

Nigeria has the 15th highest suicide rate worldwide. Some survivors are now taking it upon themselves to provide...

South Africa’s held my mum in jail for 60 days. Her crime? Peaceful protest.

The treatment of sixteen middle-aged women, imprisoned without bail for demonstrating against poor service delivery, says a lot...

Insiders Insight: Expulsion season in central and southern Africa

Angola has expelled over 380,000 migrants recently, mostly from the DR Congo. Credit: jbdodane. If you haven’t subscribed...

Ethiopia: Abiy’s misstep on IDPs and how he can fix it

By pressuring people displaced by conflict to return home prematurely, the government is putting them at risk. In...

Amazing African documentaries you’re gonna wanna see

Over the last year or so, there have been several incredible documentaries made in Africa. With some help...

Ethiopia’s ruling coalition used to be known for its unity. Not anymore.

The four parties that make up the ruling EPRDF used to all follow the party line. Now their...