Weak opposition paves the way for another landslide

Elections.“Namibia is in reality a one-party state in a multi-party democracy”. NAI researcher Henning Melber does not see any serious competition to the SWAPO party in elections scheduled for 27 November.

Russia-Africa summit in a time of aggressive posturing

Military relations. ​At the recent Russia-Africa summit Russian President Vladimir Putin sought to further strengthen military and other ties with African leaders. The push almost amounts to Cold War levels, says Victor Adetula, NAI Head of Research, in his analysis.

"A recognition of Africa’s capacity to solve its own problems"

The Nobel Peace Prize. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is this year’s Nobel Peace Prize laureate. NAI head of research Victor Adetula thinks it has great symbolic value for how the rest of the world now sees Africa – an Africa that is capable of providing solutions to...

Low voter turnout predicted in Mozambique

Mozambique elections. Natural disasters, corruption scandals and terrorist attacks — Mozambique has had its share of calamities over the past few years. According to political scientist Salvador Forquilha, they may affect voter turnout at the elections on 15 October, but...

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