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Published: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 19:01:16 +0200

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Angola adopts law limiting power of future presidents

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:49:00 +0200

Supported by a large majority of lawmakers, the new bill sets out limited circumstances in which the powerful officials

Burundi robotics team goes missing from US competition

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:11:00 +0200

Six Burundian teenagers have vanished after taking part in a robotics tournament in Washington DC.

Lesotho needs a new electoral system

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:07:00 +0200

Parties should announce coalitional plans prior to the election so that voters can more properly gauge expected outcomes.

CAR spirals further out of control

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200

The conflict in the Central African Republic is getting more violent and is spreading to previously unaffected areas. The world seems indifferent

Riek Machar's lonely  'exile' in SA

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200

The South Sudanese leader is stateless and cut off from friends and family

Measuring Africa’s data revolution

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200

Governments are producing more data than ever, but are the numbers any good?

Kenyan authorities are cracking down on social media ahead of elections

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:52:00 +0200

Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) announced on Monday that it would hold the administrators of WhatsApp groups responsible for any hate speech

What we can learn from the crises in Zimbabwe and Cote D’Ivoire

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:50:00 +0200

The two nations have a significant post-colonial parallel: Widely lauded success followed by economic and political chaos.

Kenyan cattle herders defend 'necessary' land invasions

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:39:00 +0200

Violence has spiked in Laikipia this year, with smallholder farms and huge ranches alike invaded by armed herders, leaving dozens dead.

The Gambia’s post-election blues

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:15:00 +0200

Seldom has an election given rise to so much hope on the African continent as the one that placed Adama Barrow at the helm of the Gambia.

Global north can’t keep driving the health agenda, says Doctors Without Borders

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 16:41:00 +0200

Joanne Liu, Doctors Without Borders' international president, says input to the MSF agenda must be balanced to meet the needs of parts of the world.

Call for Boko Haram peace talks masks ethnic tensions

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 09:44:00 +0200

A group of community elders in northeast Nigeria are urging the Islamists to enter peace talks, a move some see as motivated by ethnic self-interest.

Rwanda presidential election campaigns kick off

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 18:11:00 +0200

With three weeks to go until elections, two politicians are challenging Rwanda's "big man."

Asmara, the capital of Art Deco

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200

Eritrea’s capital, inspired by Mussolini’s Africa ambition, has been named a World Heritage Site

The Zimbabwean journalist using fake news to fund real news

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200

Meet the Zimbabwean journalist who is concocting fake news to pay for real news

Kenyan poll haunted by the ghosts of voters passed

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200

"It is the transparency of the voters’ register that will determine whether the elections will be free and fair"

Rwandan forces killing suspects without trial: HRW

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 17:01:00 +0200

An investigation by the rights group alleges that Rwandan security forces executed at least 37 suspected petty offenders.

Why US universities should cut links with Rwanda

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 14:14:00 +0200

The US should stop backing authoritarian regimes such as Rwanda’s through institutional support that helps propagate tyranny.

Like it or not, Rwanda is Africa's future

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200

If African leaders get their way, the country’s controversial development approach will be replicated across the continent

Overpopulation is not Lesotho’s biggest problem

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 09:58:00 +0200

The Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho recently held its third general election in the last five years.