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Africa in 2022


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Tales of adversity weigh on Nyusi

Embattled by the insurgency in the north and the hidden loans scandal, President Nyusi faces a bruising year

Another troubled year is in store for President Filipe Nyusi as his unpopularity in the ruling Frente de Libertação de Moçambique (Frelimo) grows due to his de...

Hichilema enjoys a honeymoon

Buoyed by strong local and international backing, the new government targets progress on debt and social policy

The big questions for President Hakainde Hichilema's new government are whether it will succeed in restructuring the country's US$14.71 billion foreign debt and live up to its pled...

The opposition sees a new chance

For the first time, the ruling MPLA will fight elections against an opposition coalition led by three credible contenders

Bringing together the biggest opposition parties, a new coalition will contest national elections in August on a combined ticket presenting the most serious threat to the 47-year r...

Après nous, le déluge?

Fruitless dialogue and the violent past of aspiring new leaders raise risks of turmoil despite the country's strong economic base

The country is entering unknown territory, with the three major political parties in various stages of disintegration. The stage is set for a era without the three men who have dom...

Jihadist terror tops the agenda

Amid increasingly deadly Islamist attacks, army reform is more urgent than ever and risks of a coup have risen

Reversing the spread of jihadist terrorist violence will be the dominant theme for Burkina Faso's government, especially as it has started to affect three of its four southern neig...

Sisi seeks security

Facing little opposition at home, the President is keen to boost his standing as a regional player

With no elections on the horizon, a dominant President Abdel Fattah el Sisi has no pressing reasons to make major changes to his government line-up. He will need to resolve the hea...

Hostage to the bad old ways

President Tshisekedi seems to have sewn up the 2023 elections, while realpolitik has put paid to his anti-corruption agenda

How time flies. In 2022 President Félix Tshisekedi enters the fourth year of his five-year 'mandate', with little so far to show the Congolese for it. His flagship programme...

Not letting go

Hanging on to power, the junta is using Russian mercenaries to counter regional pressure for elections

The colonels, in power since August 2020, seem impervious to international pressure, asserting they may need to stay in power for five more years, despite their earlier promise to ...

Rough seas for despot and demos

The early tide of support for Kaïs Saïed's power-grab is ebbing, harsh economic reforms and the referendum in July will be key tests

The coming year may prove Tunisia's most turbulent since 2011, when the jasmine revolution sparked the Arab Spring. President Kaïs Saïed's power-grab in July and his dete...

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