Zimbabwe’s Mugabe Says Will Rule Until He’s 100, But A Fierce Power Struggle To Succeed Him Is Raging

Although the First Lady said Mugabe sleeps “with one eye open”, there are no threats to his rule from outside the party. Age is his only real challenger.

Against Difficult Odds Local African Elections Observers Getting Better, As Foreign ‘Tourists’ Missions Face Growing Criticism

In some places strong gains made by the opposition, ironically lead to more repression against democracy activists rather than open up the political space.