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Nigeria Elections in Focus

This month, on the 14th (now postponed to 28th March), Nigeria, Africa’s biggest economy and most populous country, goes to the polls to elect a …

South Africa’s ANC: Brand loyalty?

Was the ANC’s sweeping election victory last month a vote of confidence in the party’s current leadership or loyalty to Nelson Mandela’s political organisation? Despite …

Uhuru Kenyatta – born into leadership

Kenya’s fourth president, Uhuru Kenyatta, who was elected in March this year, in many ways completes the circle started by his father, Jomo, who led the country into independence in 1963 and remained its first, charismatic leader until his death in 1978. He was followed by Daniel arap Moi, Mwai Kibaki and now his son, Uhuru.

Kenya Inc opens for business

The inauguration of Uhuru Kenyatta as the country’s new leader was also an opportunity to display the direction the country has set for itself over …