Many DR Congo Musicians Have Been Fed By Politicians Since Colonial Times; Is That Likely To Change Under Tshisekedi?

A well-loved Congolese dance of 2005, Kisanola, (meaning a comb) also involves a movement representing the shaving of one’s hair to the bone – a metaphor for how the DRC people have had everything taken from them.

China Couldn’t Save Them All: Indebted Africa Returns To IMF, That Old Hated Banker

The number of sub-Saharan African countries in debt distress or facing high risk of debt distress rose from 7 in 2013 to 12 in 2016…time for bailouts.

Kenya, Rwanda, Chad, Ethiopia, Congo Already Running With New African Union Financing Plan. Will Others Follow?

“Once you’re the one paying, you automatically become more concerned about getting good value for money” – Rwanda’s President Kagame

Africa Faces New Threat To Its Democracy: The ‘Constitutional Coup’ aka ‘Third Term Tragedy’

In the 1990s many African states reinvented their constitutions to build good political societies. They moved away from one-party authoritarian states. The limitations on presidential terms have not entirely quashed a culture of entitlement to rule

17 Presidential Elections In Africa So Far In 2016: It’s A Story Of Blood, Tears, And Some Drops Of Joy

Electoral events this year highlight the manipulation, intimidation and contestation that mar democratisation processes in Africa. Yet despite these setbacks, some were considered transparent, free and fair