Gabon Is At A Standstill With President Bongo Away Ill, But His Mother-In-Law Has Saved His Job – For Now

The state basically recognised the president’s incapacity to continue holding office, while also refusing to follow the constitution. The Senate president would have assumed the position and called elections in 30-60 days.

In Face Of Brexit And As Trump Turns Back On Rest Of The World, Africa Sticks Together – But Many Hurdles Remain

Africa Day is a good occasion to reflect on progress of the African Union. It has come a long way, but two years after the launch of its reforms effort, there are still notable divisions between member states and regions

In Big Hit ‘Wolf Warrior 2’ Chinese Hero Takes On Africa’s Bad Guys: What It Says About Beijing’s Game On The Continent

After its peacekeeepers were killed in South Sudan and Mali, many Chinese citizens demanded revenge.

Against Difficult Odds Local African Elections Observers Getting Better, As Foreign ‘Tourists’ Missions Face Growing Criticism

In some places strong gains made by the opposition, ironically lead to more repression against democracy activists rather than open up the political space.

A Dangerous Military Race In Horn Of Africa: How The Gulf Crisis Could Lead Ethiopia, Eritrea And Djibouti To War

A meeting of the Nile Basin states called by Ugandan President Museveni broke down, a reflection of growing Egyptian-Ethiopian tensions. Egypt meanwhile is boosting military cooperation with Eritrea.