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26 September 2016 22:40 (South Africa)
Africa

Op-Ed: Calls for greater protection for African elephants could re-open international ivory trade

  • Carlos Drews
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    Carlos Drews

    Dr Carlos Drews is acting WWF Wildlife Practice Leader

Photo: A Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) worker carries a tusk of an elephant as they offload them from a container to a burning site at the KWS headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, 20 April 2016. Containers loaded with ivory tusks from various parts of the country such as Mombasa, Voi, Nanyuki and other places are being offloaded at the burning site ahead of the ivory burning event on 30 April 2016 where 105 tonnes of ivory is set to be burned. This would be the single biggest haul ever to be burned. EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU
Photo by Standard Media, Kenya

In the Hot Seat: Kenyan musician lands in trouble after a spell in the president’s chair

By Njeri Kimani
Photo: Joseph Kabila, in Kinshasa, 19 February 2015. EPA/MICHAEL KAPPELER

DRC: Kabila cracks down – and will probably get away with it

By Simon Allison
Photo: A picture made available on 07 May 2016 by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un speaking during the 7th Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea, the first such congress held in 36 years since 1980, in Pyongyang, North Korea, 06 May 2016. EPA/KCNA

Op-Ed: Africa’s role in strengthening sanctions against North Korea

By ISS TODAY
Photo: A file photograph dated 15 June 2011 shows newly arrived Somali refugees at Ifo camp, one of three camps that make up sprawling Dadaab refugee camp in Dadaab, north-eastern Kenya. Kenyan government announced on 06 May 2016 that it will close the country's two refugee camps, Dadaab and Kakuma, citing economic burden and security threats. The closure of the camps would displace some 600,000 refugees. EPA/DAI KUROKAWA

How to get rid of refugees, Kenyan style

By Simon Allison
Photo: Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta (R) and his Deputy William Ruto (L) greet as they salute supporters at the Kasarani stadium during the official launch of the Jubilee Party ahead of the 2017 general elections in Kenya's capital Nairobi September 10, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Party politics the Kenyan way as politicians prepare for 2017 poll

By Njeri Kimani
Photo: US Secretary of State John Kerry and Mozambique President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi address reporters after a meeting at the US Department of State in Washington DC on September 14, 2016. [State Department Photo/ Public Domain

A delicate balance: Mozambique’s Nyusi in Washington

By GEOFF HILL
Photo: Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta smiles after winning in 2013 Presidential election in Nairobi, Kenya. EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU.

Op-Ed: Kenyan media is being silenced through violence

By Njeri Kimani
Photo: A file picture dated 26 December 2014 showing smoke rising from a large fuel depot fire, al-Sidra, Libya, during fighting. EPA/STRINGER

ICG: After Libya’s oil grab, compromise could lead to a resumption of exports

By International Crisis Group
Photo: A child in Chikwidzire harvesting bananas. Photo: Ray Mwareya

GroundUp: Drought leaves women farmers open to exploitation

By GroundUp
Photo: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa honours Lt. Gen of the Lesotho Defense Force Tlali Kamoli during the official closing ceremony of the SADC Observer Mission, SADC House, Kingdom of Lesotho. 30 March 2015 (GCIS via Flickr)

amaBhungane: End in sight for Lesotho’s troublemaker-in-chief

By AMABHUNGANE
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Central African Republic: Inside the cholera epidemic

By Didier Martial Pabandji
Photo: Zambia's President Edgar Lungu attends a signing ceremony with French President Francois Hollande (not pictured) at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, 08 February 2016. EPA/PHILIPPE WOJAZER

Zambia: After a bruising election, Lungu confronts multiple crises

By Simon Allison
Photo: Fadumo Dayib (Harvard Kennedy School)

Somalia: As stability returns, Fadumo Dayib throws her hat into the election ring

By Teresa Krug
Photo: Namibia's them Prime Minister Hage Geingob leaves the fourth EU-Africa Summit of Heads of States at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, 03 April 2014. EPA/Stephanie Lecocq

Inside the House Namibia Built: Open Windows and a breath of fresh air

By Greg Mills
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ISS Today: East African Community must use its leverage in Burundi

By Stephanie Wolters
Photo: Three children ride in a donkey cart near Borakalalo village in South Africa's North West Province, Thursday 22 December 2005. EPA/JON HRUSA

The Great African Donkey Rush

By Simon Allison
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AmaBhungane: Degrees of deception uncovered in alleged bogus university

By AMABHUNGANE
Photo: Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe addresses a media conference at State house in Harare, on the eve of the country’s general elections, July 30, 2013. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

The World Bank’s plan to bail out Mugabe’s government

By Simon Allison
Op-Ed: President of the African Union Commission Jean Ping during a press conference with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso at a session of the Africa/EU summit in Tripoli, Libya, 30 November 2010. EPA/SABRI ELMHEDWI

Op-Ed: The truth according to Jean Ping

By Babatunde Fagbayibo
Photo: Chairman of the African Union Commission Jean Ping delivers a speech at a press conference during the 15th African Union Summit in Kampala, Uganda, 27 July 2010. EPA/DAI KUROKAWA

Gabon: Jean Ping and the boy who didn’t cry wolf

By Simon Allison
Photo: Members of the vigilante group of Amchidé, Far North, Cameroon. (CRISIS GROUP/Hans De Marie Heungoup)

ICG: In the Tracks of Boko Haram in Cameroon

By International Crisis Group
Photo: In this photo by an unknown photographer, police in Harare appear to beat a man.

GroundUp: Dodging tear gas in Zimbabwe’s riot-torn capital

By GroundUp
Photo: Mothers wash clothes in a Red Cross refugee camp after they left their township houses in the area due to the xenophobia attacks in the Primrose, Johannesburg, South Africa, 19 April 2015. Xenophobic attacks that started in the port city of Durban spread to Johannesburg. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Op-Ed: My Friend, a Refugee

By Gushwell Brooks
Main photo by Don Pinnock.

Counting Africa’s beleaguered elephants: Massive two-year census finds alarming declines

By Don Pinnock
Photo: A man carries a street sign as opposition party supporters clash with police in Harare, Zimbabwe, August 26, 2016. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

Analysis: In Zimbabwe, spring is in the air

By Simon Allison
Photo: Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya celebrates after winning the gold medal in the men’s marathon race of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Athletics, Track and Field events at the Sambodromo in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 21 August 2016. EPA/DIEGO AZUBEL

Kenya’s Olympic-sized farce

By Njeri Kimani
Photo: UCT Professor Mills Soko (Screengrab)

Between the Lines: China to Mugabe – Submit or Collapse!

By John Matisonn
Photo: Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila (L) is welcomed by his South African counterpart Jacob Zuma during the two-day meeting of leaders from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in Pretoria November 4, 2013. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Op-Ed: SADC summit an opportunity to set DRC on path to a peaceful transition of power

By Claude Kabemba
Photo: Spanish policemen guard the surroundings of the residence of a man who was arrested as part of an operation against jihadist terrorism in Ceuta, Spanish enclave in northern Africa, 07 February 2016. EPA/REDUAN

Analysis: Violence is only the tip of the Islamic State iceberg

By Jasmine Opperman