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Books paint contrasting pictures of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

Books paint contrasting pictures of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

21st January 2019 Writings on South African liberation struggle icon Winnie Mandela almost all fall into one of two categories – either hagiography or demonology.... 

Attack shows that al-Shabaab is still a potent threat to Kenya

Attack shows that al-Shabaab is still a potent threat to Kenya

18th January 2019 The terror attack in Nairobi was a tragedy. But also, to some extent, unexpected. Kenya suffered relatively frequent attacks between 2013 and 2016... 

Bold steps Mnangagwa should be taking instead of fiddling with the petrol price

Bold steps Mnangagwa should be taking instead of fiddling with the petrol price

16th January 2019 When economically challenged rulers try to run nations, especially fragile ones, they can easily make mistakes. In the past few weeks demonstrators... 

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The coup in Gabon surprised everyone. Why forecasts, and the plot, failed

The coup in Gabon surprised everyone. Why forecasts, and the plot, failed

16th January 2019 Coups d’états have become increasingly rare across the world. When coups – or even attempted coups – happen, they attract a great deal of... 

The ANC must offer more than promises to win over South Africans

The ANC must offer more than promises to win over South Africans

15th January 2019 Launching the governing African National Congress’s (ANC) 2019 general election manifesto in South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa lauded the... 

Ramaphosa sets out a bold vision for South Africa. But can he pull it off?

Ramaphosa sets out a bold vision for South Africa. But can he pull it off?

14th January 2019 As South Africa heads for the polls in a few months time in its sixth democratic election, political party electioneering has begun in earnest.... 

A referendum on land reform in South Africa? Brexit suggests not

A referendum on land reform in South Africa? Brexit suggests not

10th January 2019 There are many valid reasons for calling for a deepening of democracy in South Africa, despite the fact that it has regular free elections and... 

South Africa joins global charge to overhaul undergraduate economics

South Africa joins global charge to overhaul undergraduate economics

9th January 2019 Are universities teaching the right kind of economics? Are they equipping students with the right kind of skills? These are some of the questions... 

How foreign backing is keeping Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir in power

How foreign backing is keeping Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir in power

9th January 2019 Day after day Sudanese are taking to the streets to protest against the rule of Omar al-Bashir. The president, who himself seized power in 1989... 

What DRC's flawed election means for emerging democratic culture in Africa

What DRC's flawed election means for emerging democratic culture in Africa

8th January 2019 On December 30, 2018, 46-million citizens cast their votes in a historic election in the Democratic Republic of Congo. There hasn’t been a peaceful... 

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