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Published: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:56:13 +0200

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​Ethnic unrest besets Ethiopia

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0200

Amhara nationalism is on the rise as the group once regarded as a colonial elite now feels it is the target of government repression.

​Gambian president unbowed

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0200

Jammeh slammed the organisations for taking “unprecedented and hasty resolutions against our republic and Constitution”.

The African elections you need to keep an eye on in 2017

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 10:14:00 +0200

Here are the key elections to watch and a handy calendar produced by the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa.

​Libya, Nigeria may scupper oil price plan

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0200

Should Libya hit the target of 900 000 barrels a day, it would replace about one-third of the supplies being cut by other Opec nations.

​A timeline of DRC’s chase for democracy

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0200

A transition authority will be set up — headed by veteran opposition leader Étienne Tshisekedi and a prime minister named from opposition ranks.

Tentative ceasefire in Mozambique

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0200

The leader of Renamo has extended the truce between it and the ruling party by two months.

Turbulent Zim faces a grim 2017

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0200

Widespread activism and a heavy-handed crackdown has led to a tense stand-off

Enough is enough: Gambians put faith in democracy after ousting Yahya Jammeh at polls

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:56:00 +0200

Jammeh had tightened his hold on power with the help of the National Intelligence Agency, which protects state security by conducting covert probes.

Experts weigh in: Is Africa Trumped?

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0200

Thought leadership discussion on ‘The Meaning of Trump for Africa’

Egyptians' rights deemed illegal

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0200

The military junta has used the law to effectively block all opposition and curtail the work of NGOs.

Nigeria's lesbians to challenge Act that prohibits same-sex marriage

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0200

They say a recent law violates the Constitution and that it has fuelled violence against queer people.

​Curbing ‘big men’ may stem exodus

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0200

One of the reasons for Francophone Africa’s mass migration to France is leaders who refuse to go.

Liberians doubt General Butt Naked's altruism

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200

Liberians were forgiving of the war’s atrocities but some are still apprehensive

AU Commission has no standing in ICC, it's a country's choice to leave - Dlamini-Zuma

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 15:17:00 +0200

'It’s a purely sovereign decision of each country to join or to pull out,' Dlamini-Zuma said.

Rich countries shirk refugee duty

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:48:00 +0200

The EU is making aid to Africa conditional on it taking back Africans who have fled

Buhari row reveals ‘kitchen cabinet’

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:47:00 +0200

Economic uncertainty has gripped Nigeria as promised reforms fail to materialise

Counting the hours: 14 400 since Itai Dzamara disappeared

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200

The missing journalist’s brother Patson vows not to remain silent “in the face of increasing oppression” by Zimbabwean authorities.

Unique South African children may chart new path for HIV vaccines

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200

A study conducted among almost 200 South African children is the largest of its kind.

Mo Ibrahim Foundation: Deteriorating safety and rule of law have held back progress in African governance

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 15:42:00 +0200

Almost two-thirds of African citizens live in a country in which safety and rule of law have deteriorated in the last 10 years.

​Dakar’s youth wrestle with ethnic gulfs

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0200

Despite embracing urbanism, Senegal’s aspiring athletes are returning to traditional belief systems.