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