The number of sub-Saharan African countries in debt distress or facing high risk of debt distress rose from 7 in 2013 to 12 in 2016…time for bailouts.
Countries such as Sao Tome and Principe are moving to ban coastal sand mining and Guinea-Bissau slapped new restrictions on illegal fishing
Electoral events this year highlight the manipulation, intimidation and contestation that mar democratisation processes in Africa. Yet despite these setbacks, some were considered transparent, free and fair
People like the admirable Tanzanian president Julius Nyerere were right to claim that old Africa had a democratic system of appointing leaders. However, what they didn’t have was a democratic system of removing them.