Hardly a single African country has both marvellously survived a long-term leader’s rule and gone on to prosper without missing a step
Pope Francis in Africa. What both his and Obama’s visit reveal about how continent has changed or stayed the same
If Pope Francis had visited Cameroon on this trip, he would have met the same big man Pope John Paul found in office in 1995 - Paul Biya.
Mathogothanio and Matatuism: Two Kenyan ideas that every African will relate to, and why it needs to stop now
Mathogothanio is Jacob Zuma's Nkandla affair, and Lagos' 'ultra-modern' Banana Island. It is Burundi's last election; Paul Biya, and Robert Mugabe
Libya is breaking up. Losing it could be the price that is paid for saving north Africa and the Sahel.
Congo president sidelines Cabinet opponents to proposed third term bid; would join 'club of five' if he wins
Denis Sassou Nguesso drops ministers opposed to his bid to extend rule in power that would see him equal a mark set by only five African presidents.
Uganda leader is one of longest-serving African rulers after Equatorial Guinea's Nguema, Angola’s dos Santos, Zimbabwe’s Mugabe and Cameroon’s Biya.
The region values its elders in leadership-but every so often younger ones manage to break through.
Compaore & Co.: Veteran African rulers and the inventions that found them in power. 7 were in before the Internet!
Some African leaders have been around longer than the Internet...and the Sony Walkman found and left them in office.