From Algeria to Zimbabwe and countries in between, a weekly roundup of essential news and analysis from Africa. Delivered Wednesday.
Will the Congolese Opposition Unite?
Many observers believe the only way to defeat President Felix Tshisekedi is to back a single challenger.
The UAE Faces Pushback on African Investments
Abu Dhabi is investing heavily in ports and land across the continent, but it’s facing public backlash and competition from Beijing.
Will U.S. Abortion Wars End a Successful Foreign Policy in Africa?
Conservatives in Washington have blocked the reauthorization of PEPFAR, endangering the health of HIV-positive Africans.
Regional Leaders Fear Spillover From Israel-Hamas War
Arab League chief: “We have a significant worry.”
Why Egypt Won’t Open Its Border With Gaza
Concerns about a refugee crisis, financial strains, permanent displacement, and possible militancy in Sinai worry leaders in Cairo.
Israel-Hamas Conflict Tests Abraham Accords
Morocco’s friendly ties with Israel are facing a backlash from some pro-Palestinian citizens as Sudan renews ties with Iran.
Nigeria’s Unhappy Birthday
As the country marks 63 years of independence, insecurity and corruption continue to drive highly educated Nigerians to live and work abroad.
How Tunisia Became Europe’s Border Guard
Another crackdown is targeting Black Africans seeking to enter the EU.
Gabon’s Palace Coup
How the extended Bongo family ousted a president but maintained its control of the country.
A Challenge to British Impunity in Kenya
A parliamentary inquiry into an alleged 2012 murder by British soldiers is causing a diplomatic crisis for the U.K. government.
BRICS Expansion Could Help Egypt’s Ailing Economy
New additions to the bloc from Africa are linked by their opposition to a Western-dominated financial system.