In An Africa First, Kenya’s Top Court Overturns A Presidential Election: Here Are 6 Reasons That Was Possible

To argue that Kenya’s Supreme Court ruled against a presidential election because it is “independent” is the same as saying eggs come from the supermarket. The story is more complex.

Fidel Castro, Liberation, And An Old Affair: How Even African Anti-Communists Came To Love The Cuban Leader (Part 1)

Sections of the African political elite were suspicious and even hostile to Cuba (and the Soviet Union) for years – a series of surprised events in the 1980s conspired to change that

The Best Time To Be An African Autocrat Is When You Are Old And Senile: Why It’s Hard To Oust Mugabe And Bouteflika

The Mugabe death rumor mill, and the denials of the nonagenarian’s demise, form the most vibrant sector of Zimbabwean public life

The Story Of A Great Kenyan Polygamist, Uganda’s Warrior Queen, And African Chiefs And Big Men

October 3, 2012 was the second anniversary of the death of Ancentus Ogwella Akuku, who was better known as Akuku Danger. A Wikipedia entrance repeats the popular story that Akuku was nicknamed “Danger” because “women were very attracted by his handsome looks”. He died on October 3, 2010, aged 94. The Wikipedia post says Akuku Danger married his first wife …