Under The Radar
President Daniel Ortega’s move to nominate his wife as vice-president has riled the opposition, as government lip service to feminism covers an attempt to create an increasingly autocratic political dynasty.
The death of Burhan Wani in the state of Kashmir has reignited a conflict which appears no closer to being resolved.
The government of Peter O’Neill is besieged by a wave of civil disobedience, as calls for his resignation have destabilized the country.
Laos’ new leader Thangloun Sisoulith is banking on regional integration and economic diversification, as Laos chairs ASEAN in 2016.
Zambia is witnessing violence against opposition parties and foreigners n the run-up to elections in August. With the economy in trouble in the wake of low commodity prices, President Edgar Lungu is attempting to consolidate power, after what has been a tumultuous two years.
A new helium find will spur mining in Tanzania, yet this risks increasing tensions with indigenous communities over land rights, threatening investors.
South Africa is suffering from a wave of violence that highlights widespread dissatisfaction in the country’s leadership and their economic stewardship.
Fighting pollution and overcapacity, China is deregulating its energy sector, opening up one of the country’s last unexploited markets.