Zambia Continues Slide Towards Authoritarianism, As IMF Throws In $1.2Bn To Prop Up Cash-Strapped State

Speaker of Zambia parliament suspended 48 opposition legislators because they missed President Edgar Lungu’s state of the nation address.

DR Congo’s Bad Year Is About To Get Worse, As Kabila Family Clocks 20 Years On Top Of The Mess

Even opposition veteran Tshisekedi’s body has become a source of political tension. The government has not agreed on a location to bury him in Congo and so it has remained in Brussels.

Sudan’s Bashir Is Sickly And His Regime’s Capacity To Govern Is Weakening, But The Opposition Remains Even Weaker

The Sudanese leader pledged in February last year that he would step down in 2020, but similar pledges were made in 2010 and 2014 – and he went back on his word.

Mugabe Party’s By-Election Victory Bodes Ill For 2018 Elections: Zimbabwe Seems Doomed To Steeper Decline

Opposition boycotts have allowed ZANU-PF to win all but one of more than 20 post-2013 by-elections in Zimbabwe. Considered a middle-income country in the 1990’s, the economy nearly halved in the 2000s and hasn’t recovered