Tag Archive for African Politics

Democracy in West Africa






A couple stories to watch: In Nigeria, elections in the southeastern Anambra state, were marred by allegations of fraud and claims of disenfranchisement.  The concern is what this might signal for next year’s Presidential election. Fortunately, the election itself was largely peaceful… this time. Meanwhile, in Cote d’Ivoire, many are claiming they are being disenfranchised…

News stories I have been following






The impact of the finanicial crisis on Africa: The Financial Times notes that Sub-Saharan African growth will continue, albeit at a much slower rate than in recent years. Recent news from southern Africa has been cautiously optimistic.  And China plans to increase its investments in Africa. However, ActionAid reports that the crisis will cost African…