Clockwise from top left: Muhammadu Buhari (Nigeria), Morgan Tsvangirai (Zimbabwe), Nana Akufo-Addo (Ghana), Kizza Besigye (Uganda). Centre: Abdoulaye Wade (Senegal).

Raila Odinga Named Main Opposition Candidate In Kenya’s August Poll: Lessons From His ‘Kindred Spirits’ In Africa

Experiences of opposition candidates, including Senegal’s Wade, Nigeria’s Buhari, Ghana’s Akufo-Addo, Zimbabwe’s Tsvangirai and Uganda’s Besigye, have been mixed


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Morocco On A Diplomatic And Economic Offensive In Africa, 33 Years After It Left The OAU. Will The Strategy Deliver?

Morocco is today the second largest foreign investor, after South Africa, in other AU countries. Its also now in a position to grant foreign aid that swings AU votes in its favour.


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Coffee is one of Uganda's most important exports - but productivity has stagnated. (Photo/ Flickr/ Gordontour)

Why Uganda Needs A Caffeine Fix: Lessons From Vietnam’s Coffee Success

Despite similar historical developments in the coffee sector, Vietnam’s agricultural production today is far more capital and input intensive than Uganda’s, resulting in higher yields per hectare.


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Mo Ibrahim at a past event in Addis Ababa. His list of potential winners is short indeed. (Photo/ Flickr/ Mo Ibrahim Foundation)

No Winner For Ibrahim Prize, Again: Just Four Former Presidents In Africa Are Even Eligible

In all other countries, presidents have either died in office, been deposed in a coup or revolution, lost at the ballot, or changed the constitution to extend their term in office.


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Constitutional court in South Africa, said 11 ways. The country's 11 official languages are Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa and Zulu. (Photo/ Flickr/ ign11)

Language Diversity In Africa: Where Hills And Forests Shaped Our Tongues

Seven of the world’s top 10 most linguistically diverse countries in the world are African; indeed, African countries take up 29 of the 50 most diverse countries on the Language Diversity Index.