Out in Africa? Tillerson trip leaves hosts nonplussed

From the outset, Rex Tillerson’s first trip to Africa looked half-hearted and token, but with the hindsight knowledge that the U.S. Secretary of State...
S.A - Fine line in dealing with land disputes and illegal occupation

Land debate in South Africa is about dignity and equality – not the constitution

Steven Friedman|University of Johannesburg If you want economic change in South Africa, create a crisis – then stand by to negotiate a way out of...
China's Xi arrives in South Africa for talks with Zuma

Why China’s removal of term limits is a gift to African despots

David E Kiwuwa|Princeton University The recent sitting of the central committee of the Chinese Communist Party(CCP) rolled out a big surprise development: a proposed removal...

Congo election remains on track for December, says Prime Minister

A humanitarian crisis in central Democratic Republic of Congo is easing, Prime Minister Bruno Tshibala told Reuters on Thursday, after confirming an election to...
Gabon's President Bongo re-elected

Why there may be a silver lining to Ali Bongo’s power grab in Gabon

David E Kiwuwa | Princeton University Despite Gabon’s vast oil wealth a third of its citizens live on $1.25 a day or less. In fact, the...

February in South Africa – A month of love, and daggers

Khaya Buthelezi | FleishmanHillard There is something deep and profound about the month of February in South Africa. Former President FW De Klerk announced the...

Ramaphosa cabinet reshuffle sees investor favorites return to run South Africa’s economy

New South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced his first cabinet reshuffle Monday night, putting investor favorites in key economic management positions. Former Finance...

South Africa: Ramaphosa administration lacks a long-term perspective

Mzukisi Qobo | University of Johannesburg  South African president Cyril Ramaphosa’s state of the nation address and the budget speech delivered by Finance Minister Malusi...

#Cabinetreshuffle: Full list of SA’s President Cyril Ramaphosa’s new cabinet

South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa's widely anticipated Cabinet reshuffle will take place this evening.

#SOPA2018: Gauteng to launch provincial state bank

Premier David Makhura in his State of the Province Address discussed plans to turn townships into spaces “where there is a vibrant culture and dynamic local economies underpinned by state-of-the-art infrastructure”. 

Switzerland imposes sanctions on allies of Congo’s Kabila

Switzerland imposed sanctions including asset freezes and travel bans on 14 allies of Democratic Republic of Congo’s President Joseph Kabila on Wednesday amid a...

Africa waves some leaders goodbye: but is the democratic deficit any narrower?

Mohamed M Diatta | Sciences Po – USPC At a time where Africa has seen a few long-standing leaders exit, the issue of change in power is...

Why Africa should throw people in jail – quickly

Overall Ramaphosa needs to move fast before the forces of corruption can organise and fight back.

New broom Cyril Ramaphosa’s hit list

South Africa’s new president Cyril Ramaphosa has compiled a hit list of top ministers he plans to recall as he settles into office.
Zimbabwe opposition leader Tsvangirai says has cancer of the colon

Zimbabwe opposition leader Tsvangirai dies in South Africa

Movement for Democratic Change party cast into the unknown.

SA President Jacob Zuma’s resignation statement

Jacob Zuma's statement on his resignation.

With a busy election schedule, Africa needs a reversal of the old order

Mohamed M Diatta | Sciences Po – USPC The winds of change may blow in several directions across Africa this year as a host of countries prepare...
South African president Jacob Zuma

Zuma’s reluctance to leave office is offering sound lessons in democracy

Roger Southall, University of the Witwatersrand South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma is digging in his heels and refusing to relinquish the top job despite mounting...

Tunisia – PM Chahed sacks the central bank governor

François Conradie | NKC African Economics On Wednesday, February 7, Prime Minister Youssef Chahed sacked Chedly Ayari, governor of the Bank of Tunisia (BCT, central...