Can George Weah lead Liberia?

Despite its turbulent history, marred by civil war and the 2014 Ebola epidemic, Liberia should be on the verge of experiencing the first peaceful transition of power in 73 years. With President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf stepping down after two terms, former international football star and now Senator George Weah, 51…

Arnaud Gallet

Arnaud is a French freelance writer with an African heart who has lived in 10 different Sub-Saharan countries in the past decade. He is currently based in Paris.

The Sahel’s Stubborn Tradition of Slavery

Many Europeans were disturbed to discover last week that a 2015 EU fund established to pay for border security, including measures aimed at keeping African citizens from leaving their own borders, is fast running out. Despite pledges from Germany and Sweden to stem shortfalls, the President of the European Commission…

Michael Wilcox

I am a London-based researcher specialized in security issues and environmental protection. He is currently writing a book about the role lobbying plays in keeping African leaders in power.

Will Kenya stand up to Big Tobacco?

The Kenya Tobacco Control Alliance called this month for a government probe into cigarette maker BAT, an investigation that is years overdue. For the better part of a decade, Kenya’s anti-smoking legislation has been delayed, diverted and influenced by BAT, with bribery claims first coming to light thanks to the…

Monica Gitau

Monica is a freelance journalist based in Kenya

DRC: Joseph Kabila’s desperate lobbying attempts laid bare

It is quite an audacious undertaking to compare a brutally despotic dictator against an exiled man who was forced to flee his home country to protect his life, and have the dictator come out on top. Alas, that is exactly what a recent sponsored hit piece in the Washington Times…

Michael Wilcox

I am a London-based researcher specialized in security issues and environmental protection. He is currently writing a book about the role lobbying plays in keeping African leaders in power.