Dissatisfaction with government performance doesn’t necessarily translate into support for opposition parties.
With at least 25 African countries conducting national elections in 2016-2017, great attention is being focused on election management bodies.
There’s evidence of electoral abuse by the ruling party, which was re-elected. Will South Africa follow the same path as Lusaka?
As a new elite liberators often mimicked the lifestyles of those they replaced. Since the French Revolution, new regimes have often resembled old ones
As Cuba returns to the fold, 15 things about Havana in Africa, plus how Congo broke Che Guevara's heart
Cuba was once a crucial external player in the liberation of southern Africa; at one point its Africa missions were spread over 17 countries
Mozambique and Ethiopia have seen non-war veteran leaders fronted for the top seat, but Namibia, Zimbabwe and Rwanda look set to maintain status quo.