Where are the new roads being built in Africa taking the people, and what do the residents in the mushrooming apartments in the cities dream of?
Hardly a single African country has both marvellously survived a long-term leader’s rule and gone on to prosper without missing a step
INTERVIEW: Peering into the crystal ball; Africa in the next 85 years, according to a leading economist>Charles Onyango-Obbo
"Africa's advantage is going to be its youthfulness, as others discover robots do not contribute to social security."
The Ethiopian and Djibouti protests; people don’t live on bread and wine alone, they need sweet lies too>Charles Onyango-Obbo
Silly for Djibouti to stop a sheikh using 100 square metres of tree shade, then allow Americans a base of 360,000 square metres a stone’s throw away
The African Union led a partly successful war against ICC, but didn't do anything to discourage leaders from murder - it is paying the price
The Museveni contradiction; rebel, revolutionary, radical reformer...and president for life (PHOTOS)>Charles Onyango-Obbo
In many ways Museveni's story is exceptional among his peers, but he has become a prisoner of the past and hurtling toward an uncertain end.
The Cold War end, 1970s global meltdown, all shook up Africa. What will give in 2015 with China's slowdown?>
8 scenarios on how the current economic turmoil can make way for political and social change in Africa
Zambia asks God to save currency. Impossible? Here are 6 ways the Lord or Allah can fix a broken economy>Charles Onyango-Obbo
The "prayer halo effect": The unintended positive consequence of believing that the Almighty or Allah can salvage a troubled economy.
The Africa that works, that seizes the future, needs a leader. If AU is too caught up in parochial fights to be that leader, it will find its own.
There were surprises. In Egypt, the Justice minister resigned after he said that the “sons of garbage collectors” should not become judges.