After decades of being relegated to the sidelines, Russia is deepening its political, economic, and military engagement with African countries.
The peace process involving Mozambique’s rival political factions is at risk of breaking down, with development of its substantial energy resources hanging in the balance.
Signing the landmark agreement was a relatively simple exercise; the true test is yet to come.
Zimbabwe’s new leaders are implementing an ambitious reform platform to right some of the policy wrongs of the Mugabe era. But patience is running thin among the country’s long-suffering population.
Privatization is often cited as a cure-all for South Africa’s lumbering state-owned sector. But any progress will be slow given the entrenched interests involved.
Ethiopia’s new prime minister is popular enough to spawn his own ‘mania.’ But beneath the economic success story of the past year lurks the potential for new conflicts.
With a general election slated for next year, South Africa’s ruling ANC party faces a perfect storm for a populist rebuke.