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Anniversaries spark renewed readings of South Africa's celebrated Sol Plaatje

Anniversaries spark renewed readings of South Africa's celebrated Sol Plaatje

20th February 2020 Over the last decade, inquiry into the life and work of South African writer, intellectual and politician Solomon T. Plaatje has been spurred by a... 

How history explains election violence: Kenya and Zambia tell the story

How history explains election violence: Kenya and Zambia tell the story

19th February 2020 Why do the first multiparty elections after authoritarian rule turn violent in some countries but not in others? That’s the question we set out to... 

Desmond Tutu's long history of fighting for lesbian and gay rights

Desmond Tutu's long history of fighting for lesbian and gay rights

18th February 2020 Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu is mostly known to the world for his highly prominent role in the campaign against apartheid in South Africa. This... 

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The politics behind South Africa's property clause amendment

The politics behind South Africa's property clause amendment

18th February 2020 It is hard to comment on a draft constitutional amendment that is apparently not in its final form. But the stakes surrounding the proposed change... 

Ramaphosa dodges critical decisions, raising the question: is he a lame duck?

Ramaphosa dodges critical decisions, raising the question: is he a lame duck?

17th February 2020 Is it possible that South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa has become a “lame duck” president? This often happens towards the end of a leader’s term,... 

South Africans describe the pain of unemployment

South Africans describe the pain of unemployment

14th February 2020 Unemployment has both individual and social consequences that require public policy interventions. For the individual, unemployment can cause... 

A great judgment, but court victories won't deliver democracy in Malawi

A great judgment, but court victories won't deliver democracy in Malawi

11th February 2020 In a landmark ruling last week, the constitutional court in Malawi annulled the 2019 elections citing massive irregularities during the process.... 

Cynical South Africans are unlikely to be moved by Ramaphosa's next big speech

Cynical South Africans are unlikely to be moved by Ramaphosa's next big speech

10th February 2020 The spotlight will be firmly on South African President Cyril Ramaphosa as he runs the gauntlet of delivering the annual state of the nation... 

New leader is changing Angola. But the end destination isn't clear

New leader is changing Angola. But the end destination isn't clear

7th February 2020 João Lourenço’s presidency has blown many previous truths about Angola out of the water. Take predictions about his ability to tackle the hold on... 

Daniel arap Moi: the making of a Kenyan 'big man'

Daniel arap Moi: the making of a Kenyan 'big man'

4th February 2020 Daniel arap Moi – Kenya’s president from 1978 to 2002 – has died at the grand age of 95. The only extended biography of Kenya’s longest-serving... 

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