The combination of improved life expectancy, greater political stability, and the shift toward presidency-for-life, means that as Africa becomes the world’s youngest continent, it will also have some of its oldest leaders
In August frustrated voters in South Africa punished the ruling party in municipal elections. Around the same time, the presidents of Zambia and Gabon were re-elected in essentially rigged polls
African leaders clinch 9 positions in the list of 15 current longest-ruling non-royal national leaders in the world
Africa’s rising middle class has not changed the texture of societies much, or shifted the political debate. Instead, in many countries the quality of public discourse has declined shamefully.