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Published: Tue, 26 Sep 2017 22:19:56 +0200

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Who is Angola's next president João Lourenço?

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 12:45:00 +0200

Angola's João Lourenço will be sworn in on Tuesday as the president but who is the man who ran on the ticket of the MPLA?

Ugandan police shut down protests over presidential age limit bill

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 12:36:00 +0200

Police in Uganda fired teargas at demonstrators protesting against a proposed law that could remove presidential age limits.

Daunting challenges facing Angola's new president

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 10:40:00 +0200

Crucially though, Dos Santos will retain control over the MPLA itself until 2022 at the earliest, health permitting.

Europe is training military forces in weak states – and that’s risky

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 09:55:00 +0200

A well-trained military is crucial to a functioning civil democracy, but it can be a liability too.

The thin line between electoral credibility and political stability in Kenya

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:01:00 +0200

Democracy doesn't seem to work within societies governed by politics of ethnicity.

'Spreading alarm over Zim shortages a criminal offence': Minister threatens media

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:05:00 +0200

Chombo said claims that Zimbabwe has now "slipped back to the hyperinflationary days of 2008" were propaganda

Rwandan police detain Paul Kagame critic Diane Rwigara

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:27:00 +0200

Rwigara who tried to run in presidential poll, is accused of offences against state security.

Zimbabwe’s first shoppers keep on rolling

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200

Grace Mugabe's eldest son, Russell Goreraza, has recently purchased two luxury Rolls-Royce limousines — worth a neat R70-million together

The Sikasso paradox: Can the Mali miracle be repeated?

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200

Mali’s most fertile region is also its most malnourished. But that is changing

Cameroon’s controversial anti-terror law used to muzzle critical press

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:25:00 +0200

A new anti-terror law is being used to silence any critical media that brings attention to the poor governance of President Biya's and his government

Picture of Mugabe 'resting his eyes' as Trump addresses General Assembly goes viral

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:19:00 +0200

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Tuesday exposed his frailty in New York City where he was shown sleeping by international news channels.

The killing of people with albinism is driven by myth and international inaction

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:09:00 +0200

An upcoming UN meeting on witchcraft and human rights is to focus on the rising attacks on Albinos and the trade of body parts in sub-Saharan African

Lessons from Mauritius on making companies more accountable

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:08:00 +0200

Its been 13 years since Mauritius introduced codes of corporate governance for listed companies with mixed results.

'It's time to resign,' Mugabe's VP Mnangagwa told

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:53:00 +0200

According to media reports, Joice Mujuru urged the embattled vice president to join the ranks of opposition parties.

In DR Congo's wounded heart, voting drive offers hope for peace

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:36:00 +0200

Amidst political instability and violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, voter registration and preparation for elections are being welcomed

Racism is behind outlandish theories about Africa’s ancient architecture

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 09:38:00 +0200

The belief that ancient Egyptians needed help from supernatural beings to built the Giza pyramids relies on racism and colonial attitudes

British policy towards Zimbabwe during Matabeleland massacre: licence to kill

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 08:50:00 +0200

The effects of President Mugabe's post-independence security clampdown known as the Matabeleland massacre, continue to be felt.

Togo deals blow to Israel’s Africa quest

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200

The Africa-Israel summit in Lomé is postponed as citizens protest Tongo president's repressive rule.

Why Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is no feminist icon

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 09:56:00 +0200

The international media and her supporters continue to hoist Johnson Sirleaf up as the matron of African women's rights. But does she deserve it?

Zimbabwe needs wide reforms to have credible elections. But it may be too late

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 09:04:00 +0200

ZANU PF sees itself as having brought democracy too the country and will not leave power.