Democracy, Dictatorship And The Circle Of Economic Growth In Africa: It Really Is Complicated

The Asian Tigers, as well as China, Ethiopia and Rwanda, support the view that autocracies grow more rapidly than democracies – but often lack the leadership renewal that regular free and and fair elections bring about

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

28 African Leaders Were In Power When Hillary Clinton Was US Foreign Minister. If She Wins, How Many Could She Leave Still In Office?

The combination of improved life expectancy, greater political stability, and the shift toward presidency-for-life, means that as Africa becomes the world’s youngest continent, it will also have some of its oldest leaders

Africa vs. America: What The Roadside Signs Reveal About Who Owns Our Cities And Towns

When the Congo war broke out, the crisis that had been predicted did not materialise. The residents of Brazzaville quietly went back to their village homes until it was safe enough to come back