Zimbabwe, South Africa in transition

Two figures have dominated the politics of southern Africa in recent years. One is Zimbabwe’s 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe. The other is...

Europe confronts Russian hacking

There has been broad fallout from Russian efforts to hack the 2016 U.S. election, including sanctions, worsening relations between the two countries...

Congo’s retreat from democracy

After more than 16 years in power, the Democratic Republic of Congo's President Joseph Kabila was to step down after his term expired in...

Kenya losing battle with corruption

Kenya has long been one of the richest and most developed countries in Africa. The capital Nairobi is a hub for businesses all over the continent,...

Ecuador election tests Correa legacy

A presidential run-off in the South American nation of Ecuador is shaping up as a referendum on the decade-long rule of leftist President Rafael...