03 July 16

How David Cameron’s Resignation Put the Spotlight on African Leaders

David Cameron’s resignation has been largely overshadowed by Britain’s vote to leave the EU. After all, one man’s career is small fry when the whole world is trying to figure out what it all means. For every theory and argument about
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03 July 16

What Happens After Kenya Closes Dadaab Refugee Camp?

Back in May, Kenya warned the international community it would close the world’s largest refugee camp. At the time it wasn’t clear whether President Kenyatta really intended to close the camp or was simply calling out for more international support. However,
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28 June 16

How Will Brexit Affect Africa’s Economies?

After Britain’s shock vote to leave the EU, economies around the world are now asking what this means for their own interests. The short answer is nobody knows at this stage – but it’s precisely that kind of uncertainty that
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27 June 16

Djibouti: Africa’s Tiny, Surprisingly Popular Port Nation

With a population of less than one million and little more than a port to its name, the dry, arid country of Djibouti may not be the first African nation that comes to mind. If you happened to visit this
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15 June 16

Time for Kenya to Prove It Can Host Peaceful Elections

As protests briefly pause in Kenya over the IEBC’s role in next year’s presidential election, fresh doubts over Kenya’s ability to hold fair, peaceful elections resurface.

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01 June 16

Is John Magufuli the Leader Africa Has Been Waiting For?

Last October, the most tightly fought election in Tanzania’s history named John Magufuli as the country’s new president.

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01 June 16

Is Kenya Losing Its Powerhouse Status in East Africa?

As little as five years ago, Kenya was the undisputed powerhouse of the East African region. And, while the government insists that position in unassailable, it looks like a transition of power could be on the cards. Some experts from within
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18 May 16

What’s Happening to Democracy in Africa?

Last week Yoweri Museveni was sworn in as the President of Uganda for the fifth term in a row. Notable absences from the ceremony were Burundi’s Pierre Nkurunziza, who sparked a national crisis by securing a third term in power,
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