Party has launched a "zebra" parliamentary list - one man, one woman - to make sure 50% of parliamentarians are women
Burkina military betters Egypt's: Col. Zida named prime minister, giving him control of 2015 elections>Charles Onyango-Obbo and Agencies
The military doesn’t have Plan A and Plan B. It has Plan A and Plan A.
Botswana dodges a bullet: Its democracy is safe, but Khama's 'authoritarian' streak is a wake up call>Charles Onyango-Obbo and Agencies
History is full of great kingdoms and empires that were built by wise men, but ruined in short order by a reckless and inept heir.
Compaore ousted, general takes over - should DR Congo, Burundi, Benin leaders be running scared now?>Charles Onyango-Obbo and Agencies
The protests in Ouagadougou prove that the Arab Spring is capable of crossing the Sahara Desert and heading south.
Burkina Faso goes through three leaders in less than 24 hours as Zida wins power struggle; Compaore in Cote d'Ivoire>Charles Onyango-Obbo and Agencies
West Africa, as Liberia and Ghana teach us, has a long history of young officers pushing older establishment military chiefs aside and seizing power.
Africa just had three elections. Two - in Botswana and Tunisia - have been clean. One, in Mozambique, was disputed. That's a 66% passing grade.
Khama wins second term as Botswana's BDP becomes Africa's, and one of the world's, longest-ruling democratic parties>Charles Onyango-Obbo and Agencies
In a growing sign of the weariness over the BDP's domination of power, the opposition warned of authoritarian tendencies.