Many DR Congo Musicians Have Been Fed By Politicians Since Colonial Times; Is That Likely To Change Under Tshisekedi?

A well-loved Congolese dance of 2005, Kisanola, (meaning a comb) also involves a movement representing the shaving of one’s hair to the bone – a metaphor for how the DRC people have had everything taken from them.

‘Love Does Not Win Elections’: A Hilarious Book Delivers Unique Insight Into The Politics Of An African Country

The candidate has to fend off people offering to secure prayers for her candidacy. With three degrees, two from Harvard, she finds herself kneeling, seeking the blessings of those with different powers

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

#WhatWouldMagufuliDo? Once He Could Do No Wrong. Today He Wears A Dangerous Autocrat’s Face

Barely two years ago Magufuli was hot stuff in Tanzanian and all over Africa. Long-suffering citizens looked at their own moribund governments and wondered what would happen if the man they called “Bulldozer” was in charge.