Category: Africa

Africa’s Democratic Moment? The Five Leaders Who Could Transform the Region

By Judd Devermont And Jon Temin Five guys: Abiy, Lourenço, Ramaphosa, Tshisekedi, and BuhariLeft to Right: Reuters / Tiksa Negeri, Pool, Sumaya Hisham, Olivia Acland, Afolabi Sotunde In the 60-plus years since the countries of sub-Saharan Africa started becoming independent, democracy there has advanced unevenly. During the Cold War, many African states turned into Soviet- or U.S.-backed dictatorships.…

Mali attack: More than 130 Fulani villagers killed

More than 130 people were killed in an attack on a village in central Mali on Saturday by armed men wearing traditional Dogon hunters’ clothing. Gunmen surrounded the village at dawn before attacking people in their homes in Ogossagou in the Mopti region. The attackers targeted members of the Fulani ethnic community who are accused…

Goodbye Morsi?

It was of course a matter of time before the polity in Egypt would go to the streets again. The writing has been on the wall for some time, yet despite the many warnings from both the international community and his own polity, Morsi kept his course. It is no surprise that the demonstrations have…