Tag: politic

Zimbabwe’s new president: Will Emmerson Mnangagwa be better than Robert Mugabe?

Print section Print Rubric:  Emmerson Mnangagwa must act fast to prove he is better than Robert Mugabe Print...

Fight not flight: Eritrea’s youth taking matters into their own hands

The student protest in Asmara last month was rare and unique, but not unprecedented. Are Eritrea’s young people...

African women in the workplace: From “Why me?” to “Why not me?”

Sustaining an un-level playing field isn’t just bad for women. It’s bad for companies. Discussing female leadership in...

Enter the crocodile: Will Zimbabwe’s new president make things better?

Print section Print Rubric:  But the task of fixing a broken country is daunting Print Headline:  A tyrant...

Robert who?: Pictures of Robert Mugabe are being torn down all over Zimbabwe

Print section Print Rubric:  The former despot’s name and face are vanishing from public places Print Headline:  Robert...

DRC: Tensions with refugees are rising and the NGO response might be making it worse

Host communities in northeastern Congo say they’re being overlooked in the humanitarian response to the influx of South...

Dictator’s end: Robert Mugabe, who bragged he would rule Zimbabwe until death, has resigned

Print section UK Only Article:  standard article Fly Title:  Dictator’s end Location:  HARARE Main image:  20171125_MAP504.jpg   SUDDENLY...

No puppet: President Lourenço stamps his authority on Angola

Two months into office, Dos Santos’ handpicked successor is systematically removing the former president’s children from state power....

Zimbabwe: How impeachment would actually work

Impeaching President Mugabe will not be a quick or a simple affair. Despite what some are saying, impeaching...

Negotiating Mugabexit: Robert Mugabe clings to his title, as crowds holler for him to go

Print section UK Only Article:  standard article Fly Title:  Negotiating Mugabexit Location:  HARARE Main image:  20171125_MAP501.jpg ZIMBABWEANS tuned...

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...