Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos, who faces criminal charges of fraud and money laundering, denies the allegations and says her family is being unfairly targeted. The daughter of former president José Eduardo dos Santos is also considering a run for office in the 2022 presidential election.
As COVID-19 spread across Africa, South Sudan, the youngest nation in the world, was one of the last African countries to report its first case. Despite having more time to prepare for the eventual arrival of the disease, the country has struggled in its response to the pandemic.
Burundi’s current position is likened to a time bomb. Given the country’s historical pattern of successive military takeovers, fears of yet another coup d’état are not unfounded. Understanding how Burundi has arrived at this particular precipice requires a revisit of its tumultuous history and the political conflicts that continue to inform its present volatility.
Al-Qaeda-aligned militants and IS fighters are competing over interpretations of radical Sunni jurisprudence and territory as well as recruits. Salafism at the point of a gun has made deep inroads in Mali and its neighbors by exploiting local grievances regarding the endemic corruption of the post-colonial state’s power structure and its ties to Françafrique legacy policies.