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24 July 2017 22:31 (South Africa)
Africa

ISS Today: The DRC’s natural resources still awash with blood

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Photo: Wolframite and Casserite mining in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, October 31 2007. Photo:Julien Harneis (wikimedia Commons)
Original photo: A file picture dated 23 November 2015 shows the new home of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, The Netherlands. EPA/MARTIJN BEEKMAN

Op-Ed: ICC muddies waters with failure to refer SA for non-compliance

By Angela Mudukuti
Photo: Tanzania’s then President elect John Pombe Magufuli addresses members of the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi Party (CCM) at the party's sub-head office on Lumumba road in Dar es Salaam, October 30, 2015. Photo: REUTERS/Sadi Said.

The SADC Wrap: Tanzania crackdown continues, Malawi jails former minister

By KRISTEN VAN SCHIE
Photo: Voters wait patiently to cast their vote at a voting station in Harare, Zimbabwe, 27 June 2008.  EPA/STR

Op-Ed: Is the future of electoral democracy assured in Africa?

By Claude Kabemba
Photo: Girls from the all girls school, Parktown Girls High, protest outside their school to highlights women's rights in Johannesburg, South Africa, 01 June 2017. Photo: EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

ISS Today: Making Africa’s schools safe for pupils and teachers

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Congolese President Joseph Kabila welcomes President Jacob Zuma at the National Palace in Kinshasa in 2013 (Photo: GCIS)

ISS Today: SA should first sort out its own backyard

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies addresses the media on the upcoming South Africa- European Union Summit, Tshedimosetso House in Pretoria. (Photo: GCIS)

Brexit: Southern African Customs Union trade with UK not to be disrupted

By PETER FABRICIUS
Photo: Activists hold candles and a placard reading ‘Burundi bleeds’ during a candlelight vigil held for Burundi in Nairobi, Kenya, 13 December 2015. Photo: EPA/DAI KUROKAWA

Op-Ed: The collateral damage of the FIDH Report on Burundi

By Patrick Hajayandi
Photo: Pupils study at a small school in Matondoni village on Lamu island, Kenya, 18 June 2014.  EPA/DAI KUROKAWA

ISS Today: Kenya’s education focus should be on quality, not quantity

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta, Angola’s Eduardo dos Santos and Rwanda’s Paul Kagame (All photos EPA)

Op-Ed: Three Days in August – African elections through the looking glass

By Terence McNamee
Photo: 29th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the AU, July 3 2017. Photo: DIRCO/Katlholo Maifadi (ISS flickr)

ISS Today: With AU reforms, a ‘new African Renaissance’ is possible

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Visiting Tanzanian President John Magufuli (C) delivers his speech during the official commissioning ceremony of the Nairobi Southern Bypass road in Nairobi, Kenya, 01 November 2016. Photo: EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU

The SADC Wrap: Magufuli marches on against mines

By KRISTEN VAN SCHIE
Photo: Guinea-Bissau PAIGC party's then presidential candidate Jose Mario Vaz shows his ink-marked finger after casting his ballot at a polling station in Bissau, 13 April 2014.  Photo: EPA/TIAGO PETINGA

ISS Today: Reforms are not optional for Guinea-Bissau’s stability

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Men sit in front of a wall with messages of peace painted during the 2007-08 general elections that saw post-election violence which killed some 1,300 people, in Kibera slum, one of the opposition leader Raila Odinga’s strongholds in the capital Nairobi, Kenya, 03 July 2017.  EPA/DAI KUROKAWA

Op-Ed: Uncertainty over Kenya polls – violence & fears of war

By Njeri Kimani
Photo: The leader of Kenya's opposition coalition the National Super Alliance party (NASA) and its presidential candidate Raila Odinga delivers a speech during a rally held in Nairobi, Kenya, 07 July 2017. Photo: EPA/DAI KUROKAWA

ISS Today: Is it Raila Odinga’s turn to eat?

By ISS TODAY
Photo: The Republic of Congo's President Denis Sassou Nguesso attends a press conference during the international conference on Ebola at the Egmont Palace in Brussels, Belgium, 03 March 2015. Photo: EPA/JULIEN WARNAND

ISS Today: 2017 elections likely to worsen Congo’s political crisis

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Photo: President Jacob Zuma and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Freedom Day celebrations held in Manguzi, uMhlabuyalingana in KwaZulu-Natal under the theme ‘The year of OR Tambo: Together deepening democracy and building safer and crime free communities’, 27 April 2017. (Photo: GCIS)

Letter to the Editor: South Africa plays an active role in the AU

By Daily Maverick
Photo: A member of Somalia’s al-Shabaab militant group stands in front of a crowd during a public demonstration to announce their integration with al-Qaeda in Elasha, south of the capital Mogadishu February 13, 2012. REUTERS/Feisal Omar

Kenya: Nine villagers beheaded in a brutal al-Shabaab attack

By Njeri Kimani
Photo: A photograph made available on 04 March 2014 South Sudanese internally displaced persons (IDP) from Dinka ethnic group cross the Nile river by boat from Bor to Minkamman, South Sudan, 02 March 2014. A power struggle between South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and his former vice-president Riek Machar turned violent in mid-December, when clashes erupted between their ethnic groups, the Dinka and the Nuer.  EPA/JM LOPEZ

ISS Today: South Sudan’s independence – nothing to celebrate in 2017

By ISS TODAY
Photo: The President of Zambia, Edgar Chagwa Lungu, attends a meeting with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin (unseen) at the President's residence in Jerusalem, 28 February 2017. EPA/ABIR SULTAN

The SADC Wrap: Zambia’s Lungu fired up on repression, Tanzania’s Magufuli jails opposition MP

By KRISTEN VAN SCHIE
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’s President Lungu: What Emergency? It’s just law and order

By KRISTEN VAN SCHIE
Photo: Sudan’s President Omar Hassan al-Bashir addresses the media at Khartoum airport, April 1, 2009 upon arrival from the Arab Summit in Doha.REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallh

Op-Ed: No surprises with ICC’s finding against South Africa

By Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh
Photo: A file picture dated 23 November 2015 shows the new home of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, The Netherlands.  EPA/MARTIJN BEEKMAN

ICC: SA had a duty to arrest al-Bashir and surrender him to the courts

By KRISTEN VAN SCHIE
Photo: Zambian president elect, Edgar C Lungu, walks through the guard of honor at his presidential inauguration in the capital Lusaka, Zambia, 25 January 2015. EPA/NOEL MACKSON

Zambia: President Lungu ratchets up repression, declares near state of emergency

By KRISTEN VAN SCHIE
Photo: French President Emmanuel Macron (2-R) and Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita (R) review troops during a visit to France's Barkhane counter-terrorism operation in Africa's Sahel region in Gao, northern Mali, 19 May 2017. Photo: EPA/CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON / POOL MAXPPPOUT

ISS Today: The G5 Sahel must do more than fight terror

By ISS TODAY
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amaBhungane: False passport and permit scam in Malawi probed

By AMABHUNGANE
Photo: An African female refugee reacts during a rally marking the World Refugee Day outside the UNHCR office in Sana'a, Yemen, 20 June 2017. EPA/YAHYA ARHAB

ISS Today: Migration and violent extremism – a chain of false links?

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Photo: Protesters hold banners as they crowd the lawns of the Union Buildings during a mass protest by all opposition parties in the country calling for President Zuma to step down, Pretoria, South Africa, 12 April 2017. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Op-Ed: Africa must assert itself in the remaking of the world order

By Tim Murithi & Ashanti Kunene
Photo: A picture dated 06 December 2014 shows Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe following proceedings during the last day of the Zanu-PF 6th people’s congress in Harare, Zimbabwe. EPA/AARON UFUMELI

Zimbabwe: Students out in the cold while Grace Mugabe tends to her children’s ‘emergency’

By KRISTEN VAN SCHIE
Photo: A file photograph showing Joseph Kabila, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, attending the SADC (Southern Africa Development Community) extraordinary summit held at Maputo, Mozambique, 08 February 2013. EPA/ANTONIO SILVA

ISS Today: Preventing election violence is a priority for Africa

By ISS TODAY