Uganda’s Slow Slide Into Crisis: Rising Repression, Corruption Threaten Museveni’s Hold As He Moves To Extend Rule

Uganda is not in danger of renewed civil war or rebel violence, but it risks sliding into a political crisis that could eventually threaten the country’s hard-won stability.

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.

Lungu Goes Rogue. If His Zambia Isn’t A Dictatorship Yet, It’s Not Too Far From It: How Did It Come To This?

By keeping quiet in the face of Lungu’s increasingly authoritarian bent, South Africa, SADC and the AU risk becoming just as complicit in undermining Zambia’s future.

Ethiopia Extends Emergency As Old Grievances Simmer: A Ruling Party’s Strength Becomes Its Main Weakness

Some 20,000 people have reportedly been detained under the state of emergency, which also led to curfews, bans on public assembly, and media and internet restrictions.