New Tribal Chieftain Or Reformer? Why Ethiopia’s New Leader Abiy Ahmed Could Be A Game Changer

Most Ethiopians believe the incoming premier will pursue political reforms. His election also means that for the first time in 27 years Ethiopian nationalism is gaining momentum.

Zambia’s Lungu Says He’s No Dictator And Doesn’t Want To Be One, But He’s Turning Into A Mugabe Very Fast

Lungu took advantage of a fire at a popular Lusaka market to declare a state of emergency, that gives him power to suspend Parliament, restrict freedom of movement, and impose a curfew.

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.

Ethiopia’s Political Upheaval A Big Test For Infrastructure-Led Chinese Development Model In Africa

Ethiopia’s recent troubled history suggests while the enemies of government denounce oppression today, they don’t necessarily champion human rights when they seize power themselves tomorrow