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Burundian Civil Society Fights Back But Will it be Enough?
Media, opposition and civil society groups have been pushing back against government attempts to constrict political space, but as elections approach the fight will only get harder.
It's Not Too Late For Lesotho to Get Back on Track
Lesotho's politicians have shown themselves to be capable of governing for the common good in the past. A return to this spirit is crucial now to avoid tragedy.
Miners Shot Down: Blood on Whose Hands?
Two years after 34 miners were killed by police at Marikana, a new documentary suggests responsibility goes to very top of the ANC.
IGAD’s Missed Opportunity for Action on South Sudan
As people continue to suffer, the latest regional summit ended in little more than repeated promises.
Burkina Faso: A Thousand Sankaras Come of Age
In 1987, Blaise Compaoré overthrew Sankara and took over the presidency. 27 years later, Sankara's ghost may be coming back to return the favour.
Zimbabwe: Uncertainty a Year on from ZANU-PF's Election Victory
Amidst deep political frictions, Zimbabwe has found itself confronted by various economic challenges and contradictions.
Nigeria 2015: Momentum Swings Back Towards the PDP
Through governorship elections and some clever politicking, the ruling People's Democratic Party seems to wresting the initiative back from the All Progressives Congress.
Poverty is not a Disease
As can be seen in the way the UN talks about poverty in its Sustainable Development Goals draft, its understanding of the problem is profoundly misconceived.
Pieter-Dirk Uys: Activist by Day, South Africa's Most Popular White Woman by Night
Comedian Pieter-Dirk Uys fought apartheid with humour. Today he calls out political hypocrisy and celebrates the contradictions and absurdities of South Africa.
Experts Weekly: Where Are the Humanitarians?
How can humanitarian agencies ensure that they help the most vulnerable and most in need rather than simply the easiest to reach or those in the least risky environments?
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