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No war, no peace

Ethiopia and Eritrea: sustainable peace? The recent thaw in relations between the two countries is embodied in the fears and hopes of people living in a disputed border town At first glance, Badme –...

Rule by fear

Rule by fear

Eritrea: dictatorship and terror The absence of law has extinguished all justice in this east African country By Richard Poplak Eritrea is a paradox, a country that dips vertiginously from the...

Lots of talk, little progress

Lots of talk, little progress

SDG 4: Education Quality education in Africa looks like a hopeless case, but it’s a matter of taking the right steps By Munyaradzi Makoni Africa has high levels of inequality, between regions and...

Africa’s presidents in profile

Africa’s presidents in profile

Most African countries today are ruled by presidents. Some have notorious profiles as tyrants, while others enjoy respect as democrats. This compilation of brief overviews of their careers shows...

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