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Elections are only part of the story in Kenya's history of post-poll violence

Elections are only part of the story in Kenya's history of post-poll violence

21st August 2017 Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga and his National Super Alliance are contesting the country’s general election results in the Supreme Court.... 

Resilience has become a way of life in Sierra Leone, now mourning hundreds lost in mudslide

Resilience has become a way of life in Sierra Leone, now mourning hundreds lost in mudslide

21st August 2017 A nation “once again… gripped by grief”. This was how Ernest Bai Koroma, president of Sierra Leone, described the effects of the mudslide that... 

What the lack of accountability for Marikana says about Zuma's government

What the lack of accountability for Marikana says about Zuma's government

17th August 2017 Five years ago this week 44 people were killed in the course of an industrial dispute at a platinum mine in South Africa’s North West Province... 

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The danger of supplementing aid to Africa with weapons

The danger of supplementing aid to Africa with weapons

15th August 2017 During the recent G-20 meeting in Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel floated the idea that African countries should be given weapons as part of... 

Why title deeds aren't the solution to South Africa's land tenure problem

Why title deeds aren't the solution to South Africa's land tenure problem

15th August 2017 The conventional view is that insecurity of land tenure results from the lack of a registered title deed which records the property rights of... 

Zuma no confidence vote: the ANC is the loser, whatever happens

Zuma no confidence vote: the ANC is the loser, whatever happens

8th August 2017 South Africa’s governing African National Congress has got itself into one hell of a pickle. The National Assembly is due to debate an opposition... 

South Africa will be better off if the vote to oust Zuma proves to be a damp squib

South Africa will be better off if the vote to oust Zuma proves to be a damp squib

4th August 2017 Relying on one event to change a country usually ends in tears – particularly when you pin so much on it that you endanger your future. The event... 

South African business must own up to its part in the corruption scandals

South African business must own up to its part in the corruption scandals

4th August 2017 South Africa is reeling from a string of scandals involving state owned enterprises and the Guptas, a family with close ties to President Jacob... 

South Africa should consider help from the IMF to fix its economy

South Africa should consider help from the IMF to fix its economy

1st August 2017 The prognosis that the South African economy is in dire straits is pretty obvious even to the untrained eye. The solution to the country’s present... 

Why Kabila's bid to remain in power is bad news for the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Why Kabila's bid to remain in power is bad news for the Democratic Republic of the Congo

1st August 2017 President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has barely five months to save his 17-year regime from a cataclysmic ending.... 

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