Fri, Oct 11, 2019

Ahead of elections, Mozambique grapples with violent insurgency

For two years, an insurgent group whose affiliation and motivations remain murky has perpetrated attacks that have killed over three hundred people in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado. The government in Maputo, controlled by the Frente de Libertação de Moçambique (FRELIMO) party, has largely dismissed the group as a collection of criminals without […]

AfricaSource by James Rogers

Africa Conflict

Fri, Aug 23, 2019

Oui, le sport peut être un puissant levier de développement en Afrique

English Synopsis: Last month’s African Cup of Nations has generated global enthusiasm and an outpouring of African patriotism, and other important sporting events are taking place on the continent, from South Africa’s hosting of the 2010 FIFA World Cup to Senegal’s hosting of the 2022 Summer Youth Olympics. Next year, the prestigious American National Basketball […]

AfricaSource by Rama Yade

Africa Economy & Business

Tue, Aug 6, 2019

Demystifying Malawi’s ‘tipp-ex election’

The use of white-out on results sheets in Malawi’s May election has brought international media attention to the small southern African country, leading some to dub the polls Malawi’s ‘Tipp-Ex election’ after the popular white-out brand.

AfricaSource by Luke Tyburski

Africa Elections

Thu, Jul 25, 2019

How should the US approach LGBT rights in Africa?

The framing of LGBT rights as a form of neocolonialism has proven an effective tool for local politicians and religious leaders who wish to prevent progress on the issue – and who often form alliances with foreign religious groups and governments in the process.

AfricaSource by Stephanie Mithika

Africa English

Mon, Jul 22, 2019

Reviewing Mauritania’s historic election

Mauritania’s June 22 presidential election marked the country’s first democratic transfer of power since independence

AfricaSource by Luke Tyburski

Africa Elections

Wed, Jul 17, 2019

Sudan’s power-sharing deal: An exercise in optimism

Until there is greater clarity on how the Sovereign Council will function, how it will relate to the prime minister and his Council of Ministers, and what the duties, responsibilities, and authorities of the Legislative Council will be, the agreement will remain little more than words on a page.

AfricaSource by Cameron Hudson

Africa East Africa

Tue, Jun 18, 2019

Mauritania election primer

Mauritania’s presidential election on June 22 stands to mark the country’s first democratic transfer of power since independence in 1960. This comes as Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, who assumed control in a 2008 coup d’état, has agreed to step down, abiding by term limits. Aziz’s ruling Union for the Republic (UPR) party maintains […]

AfricaSource by Luke Tyburski

Africa Elections

Fri, Feb 15, 2019

Three key issues dominating Nigeria’s election

The outcome of this election hinges on the level of voter dissatisfaction with the status quo, and on whether Nigerian voters believe that Atiku will do better.

AfricaSource by R. Maxwell Bone

Africa Elections

Tue, Feb 5, 2019

Bolton’s risky bet in the Sahel

AfricaSource by Matthieu Fernandez

Africa National Security

Wed, Dec 19, 2018

Congo’s election sham

The Congo government’s spurious disqualification of popular opposition candidates and the regime’s increasingly desperate attempts to prevent those remaining from campaigning demonstrate that Kabila not only intends to turn Congo’s elections into a sham.

AfricaSource by Pierre Englebert and Georges Kasongo Kalumba

Africa Democratic Republic of the Congo

Content

Fri, Oct 11, 2019

Ahead of elections, Mozambique grapples with violent insurgency

For two years, an insurgent group whose affiliation and motivations remain murky has perpetrated attacks that have killed over three hundred people in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado. The government in Maputo, controlled by the Frente de Libertação de Moçambique (FRELIMO) party, has largely dismissed the group as a collection of criminals without […]

AfricaSource by James Rogers

Africa Conflict

Fri, Aug 23, 2019

Oui, le sport peut être un puissant levier de développement en Afrique

English Synopsis: Last month’s African Cup of Nations has generated global enthusiasm and an outpouring of African patriotism, and other important sporting events are taking place on the continent, from South Africa’s hosting of the 2010 FIFA World Cup to Senegal’s hosting of the 2022 Summer Youth Olympics. Next year, the prestigious American National Basketball […]

AfricaSource by Rama Yade

Africa Economy & Business

Tue, Aug 6, 2019

Demystifying Malawi’s ‘tipp-ex election’

The use of white-out on results sheets in Malawi’s May election has brought international media attention to the small southern African country, leading some to dub the polls Malawi’s ‘Tipp-Ex election’ after the popular white-out brand.

AfricaSource by Luke Tyburski

Africa Elections

Thu, Jul 25, 2019

How should the US approach LGBT rights in Africa?

The framing of LGBT rights as a form of neocolonialism has proven an effective tool for local politicians and religious leaders who wish to prevent progress on the issue – and who often form alliances with foreign religious groups and governments in the process.

AfricaSource by Stephanie Mithika

Africa English

Mon, Jul 22, 2019

Reviewing Mauritania’s historic election

Mauritania’s June 22 presidential election marked the country’s first democratic transfer of power since independence

AfricaSource by Luke Tyburski

Africa Elections

Wed, Jul 17, 2019

Sudan’s power-sharing deal: An exercise in optimism

Until there is greater clarity on how the Sovereign Council will function, how it will relate to the prime minister and his Council of Ministers, and what the duties, responsibilities, and authorities of the Legislative Council will be, the agreement will remain little more than words on a page.

AfricaSource by Cameron Hudson

Africa East Africa

Tue, Jun 18, 2019

Mauritania election primer

Mauritania’s presidential election on June 22 stands to mark the country’s first democratic transfer of power since independence in 1960. This comes as Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, who assumed control in a 2008 coup d’état, has agreed to step down, abiding by term limits. Aziz’s ruling Union for the Republic (UPR) party maintains […]

AfricaSource by Luke Tyburski

Africa Elections

Fri, Feb 15, 2019

Three key issues dominating Nigeria’s election

The outcome of this election hinges on the level of voter dissatisfaction with the status quo, and on whether Nigerian voters believe that Atiku will do better.

AfricaSource by R. Maxwell Bone

Africa Elections

Tue, Feb 5, 2019

Bolton’s risky bet in the Sahel

AfricaSource by Matthieu Fernandez

Africa National Security

Wed, Dec 19, 2018

Congo’s election sham

The Congo government’s spurious disqualification of popular opposition candidates and the regime’s increasingly desperate attempts to prevent those remaining from campaigning demonstrate that Kabila not only intends to turn Congo’s elections into a sham.

AfricaSource by Pierre Englebert and Georges Kasongo Kalumba

Africa Democratic Republic of the Congo