September 30, 2015

After Burkina Faso, is it now Congo’s Turn?

“Congo does not belong to Nguesso” was one of the many slogans held aloft and chanted by protesters in Brazzaville on 27th September 2015. The demonstration […]
September 3, 2015

Ghana: The IMF, Trade Unions and Mahama

On 31st August 2015, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a second aid disbursement to Ghana worth $116.6 million in accordance with a three year aid […]
July 15, 2015

Tanzania Succession: Alcohol Unites CCM

On 12th July 2015, Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) announced that its candidate for Tanzania’s presidential election will be the Minister of Works John Pombe (alcohol in […]
April 23, 2015

Togo Election Preview

On 25th April 2015 Togo will go to the polls in an election which sees the incumbent, President Faure Gnassingbé, attempt to extend his family’s rule […]
April 13, 2015

Ethiopia’s Election and the Erosion of Democracy

“This election is only ceremonial” stated Yilkal Getnet, President of Semayawi (‘Blue’) Party, in an interview with the Mail & Guardian on the upcoming election in […]
March 30, 2015

Elections in Burundi – more unrest to come?

Burundi’s presidential election is set to take place on 26th June 2015 but questions remain over whether the incumbent, Pierre Nkurunziza, will run for a third […]
March 19, 2015

Second Time Lucky?

After the postponement of Nigeria’s election in February 2015, the new date set by Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), 28th March 2015, is fast approaching. […]