Hunting For Gambia’s Jammeh: Things Aren’t So Cushy Nowadays As They Were For The African Dictators Of Old

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.

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

In Other Places, Proceeds Of Corruption Are Ploughed Back Into The Economy – Not So In Africa

In the cases of Malawi and Nigeria, the fight against corruption has clearly been favoured by changes in government.

The Fall Of Gambia’s Jammeh, And The Unusual – But Good – Business of Promoting Peace By Waging War In Africa

Over the years African leaders have intervened militarily in many crises, some now forgotten. In Sierra Leone, it was to stop rebels who were infamous for cutting off people’s hands