May 8, 2019

Is Africa’s Strong-man Era Reaching its End-game?

In early April, after months of protests in Algeria and Sudan, the long-term presidents of both countries were forced out of power within less than ten […]
February 20, 2018

Is Kabila Finally Preparing to Step Down?

Surrounded by accusations of wanting to alter the constitution of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in order to remove presidential terms limits, President Joseph […]
February 14, 2018

Southern African Dynasties: The Parties Strike Back

In recent years, political dynasties have received a lot of attention across the African continent as ageing presidents have been accused of trying to manoeuvre family […]
May 26, 2017

Factionalism and Coalition: The two sides of Zimbabwean politics

On 21st May 2017, growing factionalism in the ruling ZANU-PF provoked violence at the party’s provincial headquarters in Zimbabwe’s second largest city – Bulawayo. Party youths […]
February 5, 2015

Poisoned Chalice: Zimbabwe considers politics without Mugabe

Robert Mugabe is showing no sign of loosening his grip on power in Zimbabwe, but speculation is mounting about who will succeed the nonagenarian president. Africa […]
November 11, 2014

Grace Mugabe, Vice President?

In early December 2014 ZANU-PF will hold its party congress to select the party’s presidium; it could prove to be the most important congress in ZANU-PF’s […]