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Meagre record haunts Tshisekedi's plan

For all the President's rhetoric and slick campaigning, many voters remember his failure to deliver on past promises

The campaigning season is careering towards election day on 20 December with Félix Tshisekedi expected to win another presidential term despite his meagre record in governme...

Biya circles the wagons

Efforts to coup-proof the regime include suppressing army officer networks and media organisations and banning references to military coups

President Paul Biya has taken further steps to save his regime from the fate that befell Gabon's President Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba, ousted by a military coup on 30 August.

Touadéra stirs the geopolitical cauldron

The President is stronger as a result of changes in western policy so long as he can navigate multiple regional rivalries and manage security risks

The United Nations, the Bretton Woods institutions, ambassadors in Bangui, the Communauté Économique et Monétaire de l'Afrique Centrale (CEMAC) and a slew of r...

Kagame tests his security playbook to the limit

Britain and France back Kigali for now but some of its neighbours are losing patience

The fight for control of eastern Congo-Kinshasa is intensifying in the weeks leading up to the country's elections due on 20 December. At the centre of it is Rwanda. The Kigali gov...

General Nguema consolidates his palace coup

African and western states are putting little pressure on the junta as it announces it will be in power for at least two years

A month after General Brice Clotaire Oligui Nguema and his allies seized power in the wake of the disputed elections, the new regime is stepping up its diplomatic and business outr...

Oppositionists vie for the presidency

Most of the leading opponents of President Félix Tshisekedi plan to run in December’s elections

For now, the national presidential and polling elections are still set for 20 December, but many political activists suspect the government could still change the schedule. The mos...

Security threats multiply ahead of polls

Foreign-backed militias are pressuring President Tshisekedi just as he calls for the UN mission to leave

President Félix Tshisekedi may be readying himself for a re-election campaign but the conflicts in the country's eastern provinces are raging on and threatening national sov...

An iron grip may be slipping

The case of a sacked general illustrates how the president's deft management of the military may be faltering

There's a chronic insurgency in Anglophone Cameroon, militant jihadists in the north, and democrats and civil society bodies yearning for relief from rigged elections and suppressi...

Will Biya be next?

The nonagenarian President has been shaken by the coup against his Gabonese counterpart, whose relationship to the military was similar to his own

President Paul Biya has shuffled military posts and reorganised defence ministry departments to forestall any attempt by the army to take power. Whether he has done enough to avoid...


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