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Published: Mon, 23 Apr 2018 20:53:23 +0200

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Somaliland’s independence bid boosted by geostrategic shakeup

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:49:00 +0200

But is Hargeisa sacrificing its values in its quest for independence?



Coverage of Sierra Leone’s election reflected stereotypes, not reality

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 10:20:00 +0200

It's the fourth time a peaceful democratic election has taken place in Sierra Leone. But these are not the stories we hear



Challenge damns Lesotho water project

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0200

Basotho companies claim they are being prejudiced and want the high court to intervene



The return of Zim’s white farmers

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0200

Many white farmers were forced off the land by aggressive land redistribution policies and violent attacks. Now some are coming back



Ugandan police catch thief with his pants down - literally

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:23:00 +0200

The suspect was apprehended at his Kampala home as he tried to escape out of his bedroom window



Zimbabwe sacks thousands of striking nurses

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:12:00 +0200

In a hardline response to growing labour arrest by the country's new leadership, all nurses who were on strike have been fired



Liberia's Weah, media on edge as reporter flees

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 09:36:00 +0200

There has been no honeymoon period for the press under the new government of President George Weah



Botswana’s electoral disconnect ― and how it keeps the ruling party in power

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 07:00:00 +0200

By disconnecting presidential terms from electoral cycles, ruling parties in Botswana and South Africa preserve the ‘incumbency effect’



Angola: Ex-president's son planned to steal $1.5-billion

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 11:12:00 +0200

Jose Filomeno dos Santos planned to siphon off $1.5-billion when he ran Luanda's sovereign wealth fund, government says.



Fears of hidden debt in Zambia

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 09:38:00 +0200

For several weeks financiers have demanded answers about Zambia's external borrowing. But officials have rubbished suggestions of concealed debts



Zimbabwe and the DRC are Ramaphosa’s first foreign policy tests

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 15:09:00 +0200

​The recent ascendance of President Ramaphosa to the highest echelons of political power has largely been positively received locally and abroad



Comoros uncovers massive passport fraud

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0200

Two former Comoros presidents are suspected of embezzling millions of dollars from a scheme that sold passports to foreigners to finance development



The DRC is still in crisis but there is a way out

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 09:38:00 +0200

Joseph Kabila was supposed to step down as president of the DRC at the end of 2016. He refused. But there is hope of ending the stalemate



EXCLUSIVE: Zimbabwe’s parliament summons Mugabe over diamond corruption

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 10:43:00 +0200

This is the first time the former president is being asked to account for his actions in office



The dictator’s dilemma: How to succeed at succession

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0200

From retirements to coups d’etat, presidential term limits and opposition candidates winning elections, democracy appears to be making progress



The soldiers who won’t fight

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0200

Many of Mali’s soldiers aren’t prepared to risk their lives fighting in the north of the country. One deserter explains why



'No stone unturned' in search for missing Mugabe critic

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 10:45:00 +0200

Mujuru has promised to track down missing Mugabe critic Itai Dzamara



The high price of cigarettes

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 10:05:00 +0200

Child labour and other rights abuses on Zimbabwe’s tobacco farms



Opposition leader takes charge in Sierra Leone

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 07:47:00 +0200

But the losing candidate promises to challenge the legality of the election



Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Beijing romance

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 15:33:00 +0200

Robert Mugabe pioneered Zimbabwe's 'Look East' policy - and his successor is just as enthusiastic about China