Robert Mugabe
How much longer?

How much longer?

The Zimbabwean president managed to hold onto power through a pretence of competition through elections There has been neither peace nor serenity during Robert Mugabe’s 37 years in power. He has been at war in Zimbabwe...

Good Khama, Bad Khama

Good Khama, Bad Khama

The regime of the Botswana president is accused of eroding good governance and democracy, as the economy starts to lose its lustre In a continent in short supply of exemplary leaders, Botswana gets accolades as a...

Old wine in new bottles

Old wine in new bottles

  Despite its increasingly youthful population, poor succession planning means Africa continues to be governed by aged and ageing tyrants While Africa tries to move forward, it remains largely stuck in its past....

Backing a rogue state

Backing a rogue state

Liberation struggle ties bind Africa to North Korea, and despite UN sanctions, the nation enjoys a reciprocal market for materiel, and more, on the continent The mere mention of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea...

Life beyond Mugabe?

Life beyond Mugabe?

Unhappiness between former liberation parties continues to bedevil Zimbabwean politics Zimbabwe has two main ethnic groups, the Shona and the Ndebele, as well as smaller groups such as the Tonga, Kalanga, Venda, Ndau...

Life beyond Mugabe?

Zimbabwe: splintering political parties Unhappiness between former liberation parties continues to bedevil Zimbabwean politics Zimbabwe has two main ethnic groups, the Shona and the Ndebele, as well as smaller groups...