Parallels have been drawn between events in Algeria and the “Arab Spring” which swept through North Africa from 2011. The uprisings led to the overthrow of three authoritarian regimes: Tunisia’s Ben Ali, Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi and Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak.
Many people give up their time to welcome the people who have been rescued, but when the boat arrives many volunteers take selfies in front of the hungry and disoriented people.
That Kagame’s panel also comprises eminent personalities creates the impression that the main issue is all about management. Yet the heart of the matter for the AU is, and remains, political
Chad’s Déby, Togo’s Bongo and other incumbents – reportedly including Zimbabwe’s ubiquitous Mugabe – safely ensconced in power by fair means or foul, will preen before the cameras and bask in France’s official approval
The chickens of the post-financial crisis settlement, are coming home to roost