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
Most Ethiopians believe the incoming premier will pursue political reforms. His election also means that for the first time in 27 years Ethiopian nationalism is gaining momentum.
There there is no evidence at all that membership in ICC has induced good behaviour in any African government
Protests testing the leadership’s grip, and its big idea of a “developmental state” – the implied bargain in which the regime delivers economic growth, in exchange for acquiescence over its authoritarianism
Mugabe, the world’s oldest head of state, yet again disappointed his enemies and critics, by returning home alive