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

New Tribal Chieftain Or Reformer? Why Ethiopia’s New Leader Abiy Ahmed Could Be A Game Changer

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.

Why South Africa, Burundi Moves To Quit ICC Don’t Matter: Africa Is Just Angry At Its Global Impotence

There there is no evidence at all that membership in ICC has induced good behaviour in any African government

Since November 2015 Over 600 Protestors Have Been Killed: Is Ethiopia Slipping Into Crisis?

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, Museveni, Kagame Are The Last ‘Liberators’ Left Standing: Africa’s Disappearing ‘Revolutionaries’ – In Pictures

Mugabe, the world’s oldest head of state, yet again disappointed his enemies and critics, by returning home alive