A new president brings the promise of an end to repression and freeing up development aid, frozen because of human rights concerns.
Money is flowing in exchange for allowing countries – ironically including both Iran and Israel – to maintain military bases within its borders
An African political lesson from Uganda: Don’t insist an election was rigged, or hold your own swearing in
Museveni and Besigye are caught in a death dance that can go badly for Uganda, and illustrates the end game for Africa's revolutionary parties
How a really bizarre president from the Comoros gives me hope that Africa will survive everything thrown at it
It's easy for the sense of trepidation to give way to doom and despair. But just step back a little and you'll realise there is much to celebrate.
Egypt destroys Mubarak party Hq, symbol of old regime, but repression lives on with 1,400 killed and 40,000 detained
"Despite his flaws, we could negotiate with Mubarak," says a professor. Today, Egypt is in an even more repressive chapter under Sisi, say activists.
Eritrea one of largest sources of migrants fleeing to Europe; now blames CIA, rights activists for exodus
Eritrea conscripts most adults into the army and or forces them to perform compulsory labour.