There may come a time when Equatorial Guinea’s Obiang Nguema, now Africa’s longest-serving leader and no mug, thinks Jammeh is the right card for him to play.
There needs to be a new generation of leaders in Africa that are untied to the complicated histories of their countries’ pasts
The rest of the continent has so far remained largely immune from the contagion of international criminal justice sweeping West Africa.
Ghana’s President John Atta Mills, died on Tuesday aged 68. If the gods of democracy exist somewhere out there, then they are sending very mixed signals to African democrats. There is now a nearly-established fact of African politics. The strongmen and dictators not only rule longer (naturally), they also seem to live longer than the democratic ones. In 2007 Nigerians …