November 8, 2014
A wide-open and bitter Zambian presidential contest seems on the cards especially because, on his deathbed in a London hospital President Michael Sata nominated a backbench MP as his successor.
January 25, 2012
The fact that the radical Islamist Nour (Light) party scored nearly 30 per cent in the recent Egyptian elections has given rise to a worrying development: religious vigilantes. And with Islamists of one or other variety comprising the largest bloc in the new parliament, the country waits to see how strong is the influence of the fundamentalist Salafi.
August 30, 2011
Twice over the past week following the claimed fall of Tripoli to rebel forces, Muammar Gaddafi has broadcast on radio calling for his loyalists to rise up against the “rats”. He has vowed "martyrdom or victory" and death certainly seems to await him given the solemn pledges by rebel fighters to "cut him to pieces" if and when he is found.