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Published: Sun, 25 Feb 2018 02:51:36 +0200

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South African sentenced to death in South Sudan

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:31:00 +0200

A South Sudanese court has sentenced a South African retired army colonel to death by hanging for his alleged role in supporting rebels

Zimbabwe: The mystery of the missing MDC-T constitution

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:09:00 +0200

The recent leadership crisis in Zimbabwe’s main opposition has been exacerbated by the struggle to locate the party’s latest constitution

Tsvangirai left an incomplete legacy

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 07:08:00 +0200

He was the hope of many Zimbabweans and the man Mugabe feared most, but he failed at the last hurdle

Scores of girls 'missing' after new Boko Haram school attack

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:48:00 +0200

Fears grew in northeast Nigeria on Wednesday about the fate of potentially scores of girls who have not been seen since a Boko Haram attack on Monday

Succession wrangle at Morgan Tsvangirai's funeral

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:11:00 +0200

Skirmishes broke out between rival factions of Zimbabwe's MDC-T party with fears that this could lead to a weakened opposition.

Africa waves some leaders goodbye, but is the democratic deficit any narrower?

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:26:00 +0200

No one is immune to change in leadership that has led many African presidents to lose their coveted top job

Ethiopia’s state of emergency 2.0

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:32:00 +0200

The purpose of this emergency is not to protect the constitutional order but to silence the voices calling for change.

Premier quitting and state of emergency signal urgent need for reform in Ethiopia

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:19:00 +0200

All eyes are now on the ruling coalition as it deals with the prime minister’s resignation and scrambles to fill his position.

Is the wind of change blowing across southern Africa?

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:40:00 +0200

With the possibility of a election and presidents stepping down at the end of 2018, what is certain is that the region will look very different

Kenya's 'other' president congratulates Ramaphosa

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 13:24:00 +0200

Kenya’s “presidents” sent President Ramaphosa messages of support

After celebrating Tsvangirai’s legacy, Zim opposition must deal with his mistakes

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 11:04:00 +0200

Ironically, Morgan Tsvangirai’s strategy of dealing with opponents within his Movement for Democratic Change echoed that of his nemesis, Robert Mugabe

Morgan Tsvangirai’s courage was in a class of its own

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 21:35:00 +0200

There is no way we can ever tell the post-independence story of Zimbabwe without mentioning Morgan Tsvangirai as a major cog. He moved an era.

Morgan Tsvangirai passes away

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 21:15:00 +0200

Tsvangirai was a veteran opposition leader, for nearly two decades the most credible threat to the long rule of former President Robert Mugabe.

UK aid chief warns charities after Oxfam sex scandal

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 17:16:00 +0200

The scandal led to the resignation of Oxfam's deputy head and has thrown into question government funding of roughly £32 million for the charity

Botswana’s queer creatives push for change

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:18:00 +0200

'The thing is, most people here grow up believing that a man should be with a woman and a woman only; that there is no other way of existing'

With a busy election schedule, Africa needs a reversal of the old order

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 11:51:00 +0200

Africa needs strong institutions. But they can only be built if there's a change in leadership

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and the Ibrahim Prize’s exceptional problem

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 11:52:00 +0200

Has the Ibrahim Prize set the bar too high for its own good?

Media freedom in Kenya: Analogies are being drawn with Moi's repressive era

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 11:42:00 +0200

Until 1992 government-owned media outlets had a monopoly on radio broadcasting, and journalists critical of the former president were harassed.

Guinea pleads for calm after 7 people die in post-election violence

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0200

Activists have erected barricades in several neighbourhoods in the capital, Conakry

Mob justice grips central Nigeria

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0200

Clashes between farmers and nomadic herders have resulted in violent retribution