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24 February 2017
                       
 
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23 Feb 2017
 
 
Zim 'won't tolerate Maimane's senseless insults' – minister
POLITICS
The Zimbabwean government has reportedly slammed Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane for "attacking" President Robert Mugabe and "meddling in the country’s internal affairs". This came...
 
 
21 Feb 2017
 
DA: James Selfe on ICC withdrawal: DA receives confirmation that judgement will be handed down on Wednesday
STATEMENT
The DA has received confirmation that the judgement in our application to the North Gauteng High Court to have South Africa’s withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC) set aside on the...
 
 
20 Feb 2017
 
President Adama Barrow orders release of 171 prisoners
POLITICS
As The Gambia enters a new era of democracy, President Adama Barrow has reiterated his commitment to ending human rights abuses in the country and ordered the release of all prisoners detained...
 
 
What the rest of Africa can learn from The Gambia's transition to democracy
THE CONVERSATION
The tensions that followed the historic electoral defeat of Gambia strongman President Yahya Jammeh has been a litmus test for democracy in Africa beyond the tiny west African nation. It’s five...
 
 
17 Feb 2017
 
Gambia to stay in ICC
POLITICS
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the rescission the Gambia’s withdrawal from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC). According to statement issued...
 
 
15 Feb 2017
 
The AU’s (other) ICC strategy
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
At the recently concluded 28th African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, heads of state and government adopted a decision on a strategy for withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC)....
 
 
14 Feb 2017
 
 
 
Daily Podcast - February 14, 2017
Podcast
Making headlines: Parties to debate Zuma's Sona SABC committee to consider responses to interim report And, Gambia announces plans to stay in ICC
 
 
Gambia announces plans to stay in International Criminal Court
POLITICS
Gambia's new government has told the United Nations it will remain in the International Criminal Court (ICC), state media reported on Monday, reversing the previous administration's plan to...
 
 
13 Feb 2017
 
Africa’s God presidents: Promoting democracy or dictatorship?
SAIIA
'Grandpa, it’s enough.’ Julius Malema, leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters party in South Africa, has called for President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe to step down and not ‘overstay his welcome’....
 
 
10 Feb 2017
 
West African force in Gambia to be reduced to 500 soldiers from 7 000
SECURITY
Thousands of soldiers from West African bloc ECOWAS will start returning home this month from Gambia, from where long-time leader Yahya Jammeh was forced to flee last month, paving the way for new...
 
 
09 Feb 2017
 
EU pledges $80 million aid to Gambia after two-year suspension
EU AID
The European Union (EU) pledged 75-million euros ($80-million) on Thursday to Gambia's new government, two years after suspending aid due to human rights abuses by former President Yahya Jammeh....
 
 
08 Feb 2017
 
DA: Mmusi Maimane: Address by DA Leader, ahead of the President’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) in Parliament this Thursday, Cape Town (08/02/2017)
Topics
I’d like to begin by extending my condolences to the families and friends of the 94 people who died from neglect while in the care of the Gauteng health department.
 
 
06 Feb 2017
 
Kenya’s opposition needs more than a coalition to win the polls
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
If the last couple of years have taught us anything about democracy in Africa, it is that coalitions are the key to electoral success for opposition parties. Look at Nigeria, where opposition...
 
 
02 Feb 2017
 
Gambia swears in new cabinet as EU pledges to release funds
POLITICS
The Gambia has sworn in a new government and the European Union (EU) has pledged to release development aid funds following the return of President Adama Barrow and the forced departure of former...
 
 
01 Feb 2017
 
African leaders cautiously back strategy to quit global court
POLITICS
African leaders have backed a "strategy of collective withdrawal" from the International Criminal Court (ICC), but it came with unspecified reservations, an African Union official said on Wednesday...
 
 
 
                       
 
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