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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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A "new" beginning in Zimbabwe. (Photo/Kim Ludrook/EPA).

Four Things Zimbabwe Can Do To Recover From The Disaster Of The Mugabe Era

If Zimbabwe gets the politics right, there is every reason to be optimistic that this promising country will flourish at last.


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In Swaziland, Botswana and Namibia the focus has been on indoor spraying, but there has been growing resistance. (Photo/E F B Z/USAID/Flickr).

Southern Africa Was Set To Be Malaria Free By 2018, But No More. How Did It Drop The Ball?

This spike in malaria cases has happened in all southern African countries, but the increase has been the greatest in Namibia and Swaziland.


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Seeds displayed in a market in Zimbabwe. (Photo/Sally Nyakanyanga/IRIN).

Seed Banks Can Help Africa’s Farmers Beat Down Climate Change: The Zimbabwe Story

One hurdle standing in the way of greater use of indigenous seeds is their relative lack of availability.