Why The Return Of Art Looted From Africa During The Colonial Period Could Potentially Remake Europe-Africa Relations

“…these objects…cannot be returned to a so-called ‘owner’, since these owners don’t exist [during colonialism] for these museums because these countries did not exist at the time” – French historian Pascal Blanchard.

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

In Cote d’Ivorie, A Nation Of Migrants, A Referendum On The Constitution Raises Dust

The proposed constitution maintains a two-term limit, which 85% of Ivoirians support and establishes a senate, one-third of who will be directly appointed by the president

OCTOBER MADNESS: Can Stolen Elections In Africa Ever Be Better Than Clean Unpredictable Polls? Yes And No

One of the things that most undermines African democracy is election theft. If you look at many bouts of violence and guerilla wars in several countries in Africa – from Yoweri Museveni’s war that started in February 1981, the Algeria civil war that began in 1992 after the military-dominated government cancelled elections set to be won by the Islamic Salvation …

‘Democracy’ Is Dying Or Dead In Africa; The Continent Is Being Torn Apart – Yet That’s One Of The Best Things To Happen To It (The Prequel)

Tuareg separatist rebels in Mali have taken advantage of the confusion in the capital Bamako following the recent coup against  President Amadou Toumani Toure, to gain more territory. They are reported to have surrounded the historical city of Timbuktu, and wo important northern towns, Kidal and Gao, fell to them and their Islamist allies in the last two weeks. Ironically, …