There have been some bright spots, like the rise of more resilient opposition movements in the DRC and Uganda. But elsewhere on the continent, as in Tanzania and Zambia, repression is on the rise.
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
Up to 80% of the Herero in Namibia were wiped out by the German colonial military machine. Archives contain images of proud German troops standing to attention next to the hanged bodies of Herero prisoners
The senior Kabila followed the path of “Mobutism without Mobutu.” His son, Joseph Kabila, has perfected it.
Freedom fighters believe they have a right to govern, but struggle to deliver the economic development that Africa needs.