Politics

Rebuilding after the dictator: New Gambia’s slow road to reform

President Jammeh spent over two decades centralising power and sowing distrust. How do you rebuild a nation after...

Power to the party: Zimbabwe’s coup isn’t a revolution but a consolidation

President Mugabe’s successor may make some economic reforms, but don’t expect ZANU-PF to loosen its grip on power....

“Only the short-sighted would say we’ve been liberated”: Life continues amid Zimbabwe’s political limbo

Zimbabweans are on tenterhooks and social media is abuzz. But most are going about their daily business as...

The man who ruined a country: How Robert Mugabe held on to power for so long

Print section Print Rubric:  Robert Mugabe’s ruinous reign is ending messily. How did it go so wrong? And...

The coup in Zimbabwe: The army sidelines Robert Mugabe, Africa’s great dictator

Print section Print Rubric:  After 37 years Robert Mugabe has been sidelined by the army. The world should...

Coup de Grace: Zimbabwe’s army mounts a coup against Robert Mugabe

Print section UK Only Article:  standard article Fly Title:  Coup de Grace Main image:  20171118_map502_1.jpg AS DAWN broke...

Zimbabwe: Coup or not, this is the end of an era

The liberation generation has decided to maintain its power through the use of gun. What now? The military...

“A symbolic representation of life”: Behind Malawi’s blood-sucking beliefs

Nine people have been killed by vigilantes recently. But this isn’t the first time rumours of vampires sucking...

Zimbabwe: The UK’s misguided role in the rise and fall of Mnangagwa

The UK’s faith in the former VP taking over from Robert Mugabe revealed its deep misunderstanding of Zimbabwean politics...

Zambia: Lungu’s state capture is so complete he barely needs to pretend

Why President Lungu’s threats to the judiciary mark a new phase in Zambia’s slide to authoritarianism. President Edgar...

Somaliland election: Will the self-declared state show East Africa how it’s done?

Polls suggest a close race for the presidency, but there’s more at stake than just the result in...

2 years on: Tanzania’s Magufuli isn’t a bulldozer. He’s a magician.

President John Magufuli hasn’t just “pushed through” change. He’s achieved things that were considered all but impossible two...

Surviving under Mugabe: Zimbabwe’s deepening crisis

Print section Print Rubric:  A ruined country is waiting for the old man to go Print Headline:  Surviving...

Polarised politics in Kenya: Uhuru Kenyatta’s hollow victory

Print section Print Rubric:  A landslide re-election is marred by an opposition boycott Print Headline:  Kenyatta’s hollow victory...

Rescued and deradicalised women are returning to Boko Haram. Why?

Girls and women who join Boko Haram simply tend to see it as the best option available to...

Liberia’s presidential runoff: On the strange appeal of George Weah

Why do so many people want the inexperienced and untested former footballer to be president? George Weah’s campaign...

Parliament meeting to deliberate over Sassa

A joint meeting of Parliament's Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) and the Portfolio Committee on Social Development...

Zumas decision not to institute inquiry into Jiba is unconstitutional

High Court heard that President Jacob Zumas decision not to institute an inquiry into the fitness of NPA...

SABC News – Time for women to take up leadership positions: Sisulu:Sunday 29 October 2017

Lindiwe Sisulu says the time has come for women to take up their rightful positions as leaders of...

SABC News – Maimane says poverty and unemployment a challenge for Free State :Saturday 28 October 2017

Mmusi Maimane says the province has the highest unemployment rate in the country, and is a captured state...

Malema’s land case moved to next year

The case against EFF leader Julius Malemahas been postponed in the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court in his absence, to...

Strong man redux: Kenya’s fresh election is preposterously flawed

Print section Print Rubric:  Kenya’s fresh election will do little to improve the president’s legitimacy Print Headline:  Strong...

Women on top: 5 must-see African films with strong female leads

Women have been at the heart of some of the most powerful new films from Africa. Here are...

Liberia’s election run-off: A choice between two imperfect options

Keeping the incumbent party in office may be difficult to bear, but hope that the opposition will bring...

DA pushes for review on Mkhwebanes fitness

The Democratic Alliance says it's determined to ensure the resumption of a full review of Public Protector Busisiwe...

Kenya’s election rerun: What happened today. What happens tomorrow.

What matters now is that President Kenyatta demonstrates restraint in dealing with protesters and shows magnanimity in victory. Opposition...

ANC conference will prove party is not divided: Mokonyane

ANC National Executive Committee member Nomvula Mokonyane says the party's national elective congress in December will dispel what...

The world has put its faith in CAR’s leadership. It should think again.

Is it right to assume that President Touadera’s government is working towards peace? President Faustin-Archange Touadera on a...

Zuma denies Russia’s influence on Cabinet reshuffle

President Jacob Zuma has strongly denied reports that he met with a Russian delegation before changing his Cabinet...

Remembering and responding: Somalia after the blast

The most positive thing that can come out of the horrendous incident is for Somalia’s leadership to galvanise...

Fighting African insurgencies: Are vigilantes the solution?

Turning to non-state armed groups to combat insurgencies is a big risk. But there are ways to limit...

President Zuma must release fees commission report: Nehawu

Nehawu on Monday said it was demanding that President Jacob Zuma "immediately" release the fees commission report on...

The Economist explains: Why Boko Haram uses female suicide-bombers

Main image:  BOKO HARAM has used more female suicide-bombers than any other terrorist group in history. Of the...

[Watch] Ramaphosa addresses SANCO Bua Moagi Programme

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is in Mahikeng to commemorate the life of one of the renowned international leaders...

Watch Cyril Ramaphosa address in Potchefstroom

Deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa is addressing members of the North West Chamber of Commerce at the North West...

Ramaphosa condemns increasing corruption in SA

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has condemned state capture and increasing government corruption. Source link : http://www.sabc.co.za/news/a/613f8c00430b09f089c3df415b3b8c3d/Ramaphosa-condemns-increasing-corruption-in-SA-20171020 Author :...

Zambia eroding: Four ongoing trends to be worried about

Many of Zambia’s structures and norms are being gradually undermined. President Edgar Lungu at the UN in September...

SABC News – On Wednesday South African’s commemorate ‘Black Wednesday”:Thursday 19 October 2017

The day was the 19 October 1977, when several publications including the religious paper The Veritas were banned.(SABC)...

Cabinet reshuffle’s target was Nzimande: Cosatu

Cosatu says the latest cabinet reshuffle by President Zuma raises eyebrows as some of the people were appointed...

EFF commends decision to remove Nzimande

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has lauded the firing of Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande from cabinet. Source...