China Couldn’t Save Them All: Indebted Africa Returns To IMF, That Old Hated Banker

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.

Hunting For Gambia’s Jammeh: Things Aren’t So Cushy Nowadays As They Were For The African Dictators Of Old

There may come a time when Equatorial Guinea’s Obiang Nguema, now Africa’s longest-serving leader and no mug, thinks Jammeh is the right card for him to play.

The ‘Bad Boys’ Are Winning Again: Slippery Slope Back To Authoritarianism In Africa

Burundi is far from alone. Rwanda, Togo, Gabon, Uganda, Chad, Cameroon, Djibouti, Republic of Congo, Sudan, Eritrea, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo have all fiddled with term limits

Africa Has Seen Big Democratic Progress, But Level Of Civil Liberties Has Fallen Every Year For A Decade Now

In Gambia an entrenched autocrat was forced from power. In Ghana, a sitting president lost an election for the first time, but…