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Some committed democrats held their nose and welcomed the coup against Mugabe.

Smoke And Mirrors: Five Things We Learnt About Democracy In Africa In 2017

The next 12 months are not likely to be kind to African democracy.


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In a country with 55 million people, 34 million are going without some of the basic necessities, like housing, transport, food, heating and proper clothing. (Photo/Willem van Valkenburg/Flickr).

South Africa Sees Startling Rise In Poverty: In Last 5 Years 3 Million More People Have Fallen Through The Cracks

The decline in living standards has occurred despite the extension of social grants to two million more recipients in the past five years.


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Pollution is one of the major causes of water scarcity in Nigeria. (Photo/H.W. Schlieper/Flickr).

West African Giant Nigeria Is Water Rich, But Also Very Water Poor

Nigeria is so rich in water resources that many of its 36 states are named after rivers, but only 19% of the population has access to safe drinking water.