Tundu Lissu, the head of Tanzania's largest opposition CHADEMA, has called out President John Magufuli and the CCM government for committing ... electoral fraud. "We didn't have an election. We got a complete fraud," Lissu tells The Africa Report.
Silent since his arrest in April 2011, Ivorian former president Laurent Gbagbo waited until the last minute to speak. It was a way to prove to ... Ivorians and his great rival, President Alassane Ouattara, that he can still influence the political game.
Congo's history is a long litany of theft and conflict. From the slave trade, to the brutal Belgian colonisation, to the Cold War manipulation ... and the wars that followed, those who have suffered most are the citizens of Congo. Will things change now that Tshisekedi has replaced Kabila?
It’s a high bar, but President Trump’s comments about the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) – in which he chastised Ethiopia for rejecting ... his proposed deal and suggested that Egypt might eventually have to blow it up – are in the running for his most casually reckless foreign policy pronouncement to date.
If any banker was going to have an epiphany about capitalism during the pandemic, it was James Mwangi. “The bottom line [...] is no longer ... a central focus,” he said, during a long video call in late August, in his capacious but empty office in central Nairobi.
Kenya is in the throes of another agonised constitutional debate. Proponents of the new push for amendments argue that the time is right to cure ... deficiencies in the 2010 constitution. From colonial Britain, through Jomo Kenyatta, Daniel Arap Moi and the modern day struggles of Mwai Kibaki and Raila Odinga, these constitutional battles are always driven by elite preservation.
While calls to boycott French products are growing in the Muslim world after a speech President Emmanuel Macron gave about controversial political ... cartoons and the murder of a teacher set off a controversy, the movement is slow to get off the ground in North Africa.
Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was slated to be the new Director-General of the World Trade Organization. She will be the first woman, and the ... first African, to lead the institution. But there was an unexpected glitch in the process.
French energy group Total have hit a new deposit off the South African coast. It is the second discovery in recent times, after the major Brulpadda ... field. The finds could help fuel gas-fired power plants, and help a transition away from coal.
Black Lives Matter began as an American movement, but has now spread across the globe to be adapted to other countries, capturing local issues, ... sometimes with only passing reference to BLM in the US. But there is a trans-Atlantic population that is inextricably linked to the American experience, requiring attention and action, especially in any debates about reparations, restitution, recognition or historical reckonings.