AFRICA The long march speeds up 6th January 2012 Cairo: Young female protestors, among thousands gathered in Tahrir Square. Photographer: Teun Voeten Image courtesy of Panos Pictures Stronger economies, better education and technology are driving more political change and unrest Expect turbulence. As well as sound advice from pilots to passengers on aircraft taking off from Kisangani to Kinshasa in Congo-Kinshasa, such warnings look apposite for the year ahead in Africa. There are no signs that the pace of political and economic change on the continent will slacken. The reverse looks true with more than 30 presidential and parliamentary elections over the next 12 months, and rising social unrest of four of the biggest economies: Nigeria, Egypt, South Africa and Kenya.