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Former president of Ghana John Mahama (R) with members of the Commonwealth observer mission to Kenya in 2017. (Photo/Commonwealth/Flickr).

To The Music Of ‘Democracy Is Dying’, 12 African Countries Head To The Polls In 2019: How Will It End?

There is proliferation of progressive forces at all levels of African politics. They are exposing and combating corruption and other abuses of power.


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With Over 10 Million Still Needing Assistance Every Day, The ‘Forgotten’ Lake Chad Crisis Gets A Shot In The Arm

More than $2 billion was pledged at the Lake Chad crisis, more than the $1.5 billion sought and three times the disappointing haul last year.


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Blast from an anti-Mugabe past. (Photo/ Eric Fidler/Flickr).

Ahead Of July 30 Vote, Can Zimbabwe Finally Get Rid Of Its History Of Violence And Media Repression?

Mnangagwa has backtracked from Mugabe’s more confrontational rhetoric. Zimbabwe’s ruling party now uses cliches like “fresh start”, “new dispensation”, and “open for business”. The talk has been matched by some action.


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Man of the moment: Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa's deputy president and leader of ruling party ANC. (Photo/GCIS).

The Last Days Of Zuma: South Africa’s Future Depends On How Ramaphosa Works His ‘Magic’

Ramaphosa has been dealt a weak hand but he has proven to be an adept strategist.