Uganda and Rwanda historically have been closely linked, with each playing a key role in the other’s political development, but all that could now be in peril.
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 state basically recognised the president’s incapacity to continue holding office, while also refusing to follow the constitution. The Senate president would have assumed the position and called elections in 30-60 days.
Nearly all of Africa has opposition parties – which is more than can be said for China. While opposition leaders face intimidation, their troubles are minor in comparison to the deadly retribution meted out in Russia
Africa Day is a good occasion to reflect on progress of the African Union. It has come a long way, but two years after the launch of its reforms effort, there are still notable divisions between member states and regions