Barely two years ago Magufuli was hot stuff in Tanzanian and all over Africa. Long-suffering citizens looked at their own moribund governments and wondered what would happen if the man they called “Bulldozer” was in charge.
Lungu took advantage of a fire at a popular Lusaka market to declare a state of emergency, that gives him power to suspend Parliament, restrict freedom of movement, and impose a curfew.
If former Nigeria president Goodluck Jonathan had behaved like Gambia strongman Jammeh, Buhari wouldn’t have become of Nigeria last year
Opposition MP has called for women to take to the streets of the second city of Bulawayo in a #BeatThePot campaign next week to protest deteriorating standards of living
Recently I was visiting with Andrew Mwenda, the Strategy and Editorial Director of the Uganda current affairs magazine The Independent at his Butabika home, in Kampala’s suburbs, when he squeezed me for a favour. He asked that I write about what I thought President Yoweri Museveni was trying to achieve with his “reconciliatory” actions towards several likely and unlikely people over …