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25 January 2017 03:14 (South Africa)
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The Afcon day that was: January 24 – Defending champions Ivory Coast bow out

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    Antoinette Muller

    Antoinette thinks of the world and the people who live in it as a bear with a sore paw. She has a stick covered in thorns and she’s poking the bear. When she’s not doing that, she’s watching cricket and longing for the days of the boring, boring Arsenal.

Photo: Rachid Alioui of Morocco celebrates goal with teammates during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Finals match between Morocco and Ivory Coast at the Oyem Stadium in Gabon on 24 January 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix
Photo: Big Bullets v Mighty Wanderers in the Malawi Premier League at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre. By David Davies via Flickr.

amaBhungane: Malawi government’s R20m bombshell

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Photo: Nigerian women gather their belongings to depart the village of Mairi in the Konduga local government area of Borno State, North-East Nigeria following Boko Haram attacks, 08 February 2016. Three women and one man were killed during the attack which led to the destruction of the village. EPA/STRINGER

ISS Today: 28th AU Summit – the continuing threat of terrorism in Africa

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Photo: A picture made available on 18 October 2016 shows Sudan People's Liberation Army soldiers (SPLA) mounting an armored personnel carrier (APC) during a military operation against Sudan People's Liberation Movement-in-Opposition (SPLM-IO) in Eastern Nile State, South Sudan, 16 October 2016. EPA/IKILASS HENRY

Op-Ed: Peace and security in Africa the biggest priority for the next AU Chair

By AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
Photo by Ulrika via Flickr.

Op-Ed: ‘You are rubbish. Go back to where you belong’ – the plight of widows in Zimbabwe

By Birgit Schwarz
Photo: Nyasha Mushekwi of Zimbabwe (l) challenged by Syam Habib Youssef of Tunisia (r) during the 2017 African Cup of Nations Finals Afcon football match between Zimbabwe and Tunisia at the Libreville Stadium in Gabon on 23 January 2017 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

The Afcon day that was: January 23 – Senegal, Tunisia progress, Group C promises thrilling final day

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini-Zuma, African Union Commission Chairperson and former South African Minister of Health, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Minister of Home Affairs, presents the Africa's Candidate for the post of Director General of WHO, during a press conference, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, 24 May 2016. EPA/SALVATORE DI NOLFI

ISS Today: 28th AU Summit, last for Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

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Photo: Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, addresses the press during the first day of UN secretary-General Ban (not pictured) tour of the Sahel region in Bamako, Mali 05 November 2013. EPA/TANYA BINDRA

Farewell, Madam Chair: Inside Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma’s troubled tenure at the African Union

By Simon Allison
Main photo: Margaret Majuru stands in front of what remains of her house. Photo: Shamiso Mupara

GroundUp: Harare flood victims say state has abandoned them

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Photo: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa with Chairperson of the African Union Commission Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma at XIV World Forestry Congress, 7 Sep 2015. (Photo: GCIS)

Op-Ed: Choosing the Next Chair of the African Union Commission

By Cheryl Hendricks
Photo: Evouna Malick of Gabon (R) challenged by Nicolas Nkoulou of Cameroon during the 2017 African Cup of Nations Finals Afcon football match between Cameroon and Gabon at the Libreville Stadium in Gabon on 22 January 2017 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

The Afcon weekend that was: January 20-22 – Anti-dictatorship protest continues, Gabon crash out

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: A young girl plays outside of her parents house in Epworth, in Harare, Zimbabwe, Photo: Kate Holt/IRIN via Flickr.

Zimbabwe: Harare in deep water over typhoid outbreak

By Mako Muzenda
Photo: Gambian refugees return to Gambia after fleeing to Senegal, at the Karang border in Gambia, 21 January 2017. President Yahya Jammeh following his refusal to accept election results has finally conceeded power to Adama Barrow who was sworn in as president of Gambia at the Gambia embassy in Dakar, Senegal on 19 January 2017. EPA/STR

West Africa leads the way in The Gambia – and on democratisation

By Simon Allison
Photo: President-elect of Gambia Adama Barrow (C) waves to supporters after he was sworn in as president at the Gambia embassy in Dakar, Senegal, 19 January 2017. West African military forces are moving in to enforce the transfer of power removing President Yahya Jammeh following his refusal to accept election results and hand over power to President-elect Adama Barrow. EPA/STR

African troops move into Gambia as new president sworn in

By AFP
Photo: Senegal players celebrate Henri Saivet (number 22) goal during the 2017 African Cup of Nations Finals Afcon football match between Senegal and Zimbabwe at the Franceville Stadium in Gabon on 19 January 2017 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

The Afcon day that was: 19 January – Senegal first to qualify for quarters, Ghana horses around

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: A file picture dated 30 January 2016 shows the President of Gambia Yahya Jammeh (R) chats with a colleague as he takes a seat at the 26th African Union Summit at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. According to media reports on 10 December 2016, Gambian President rejected the outcome of the Gambian presidential elections that took place on 01 December. His opponent, opposition leader Adama Barrow, reportedly won 45.5 percent of the vote, and Jammeh reportedly won 36.7 percent of the vote. Jammeh, who has been in power for 22 years, is demanding fresh elections. EPA/SOLAN KOLLI

ISS Today: Gambia – test of ECOWAS’s commitment to democracy

By PETER FABRICIUS
Photo: Christian Bassogog of Cameroon (l) tackled by Mamadu Cande of Guinea Bissau during the 2017 African Cup of Nations Finals Afcon football match between Cameroon and Guinea Bissau at the Libreville Stadium in Gabon on 18 January 2017 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix.

The AFCON day that was: 18 January – Cameroon ruin Guinea-Bissau’s fairy tale

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: A handout photo made available by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) shows the aftermath of a bombing allegedly carried out by the Nigerian Army at a government-run camp for internally displaced persons in Rann, Nigeria, 17 January 2017. According to MSF, at least 52 people were killed and some 200 injured in what is believed to be an accidential aerial bombing by a Nigerian Army fighter jet targeting Boko Haram militants. EPA/MSF HANDOUT

Collateral Damage: More civilians killed in Nigeria’s war on terror

By Simon Allison
Photo: A man sells coconuts in a wheel barrow at a street market in Monrovia, Liberia, 29 December 2016. EPA/AHMED JALLANZO

ISS Today: Liberia’s journey to national ownership

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Photo: Khartoum (kopi_kocok via Flickr)

Sudan: Sanctions eased, Khartoum comes in from the cold

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Photo: A Kenyan healthworker shouts slogans holding a banner written ‘Daktari is wounded’ meaning ‘The Doctor is wounded’ during a protest in Nairobi, Kenya, 05 December 2016. Thousands of healthworkers took to the streets in efforts to push the government to implement a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) they signed in June 2013 to improve pay and conditions of work. EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU

Kenya’s hospitals crippled – on doctors’ orders

By Njeri Kimani
Photo: A woman walks through the main market in Bujumbura, Burundi, 22 July 2015. EPA/WILL SWANSON

ISS Today: Can Burundi bury the ghosts of its troubled past?

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Photo: Frank Acheampong of Ghana evades challenge from Moses Oloya of Uganda during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Finals football match between Ghana and Uganda at the Port Gentil Stadium in Gabon on 17 January 2017 ©Chris Ricco/BackpagePix

The Afcon day that was: January 17 – Never Ghana let you down

By Antoinette Muller
African leaders stand during a Closing Ceremony of the 26th African Union Summit at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 31 January 2016.  EPA/SOLAN KOLLI

ISS Today: Elections in 2017 – can the AU up its game?

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Photo: DR Congo fans during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Finals match between DR Congo and Morocco at the Oyem Stadium in Gabon on 16 January 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

The AFCON day that was: January 16 – DRC top group C, cash bonuses flown in for Uganda

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Freshly caught snoek, a mackerel species, in the small fishing harbour of Kalk Bay in Cape Town, South Africa, 22 April 2014. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Op-Ed: Is southern Africa running out of fish?

By GEOFF HILL
Photo: President of Gambia Yahya Jammeh (C) welcomes President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari (R) and President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (L) for talks at the State House in Banjul, Gambia, 13 January 2017. The talks come in the wake of Yahya Jammeh’s refusal to accept election results. This is the second visit by a high Level UN/AU/ECOWAS Joint Mission on Gambia aiming at seeking a solution to resolve the political crisis. EPA/STR

Analysis: Ecowas is ready to deliver on its Gambian threats

By Simon Allison
Photo: J. Peter Pham has been mentioned for the job of assistant secretary of state for African affairs in a Trump administration. (Photo: Atlantic Council)

Analysis: The puzzle of Trump’s Africa policy

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: Hamdi Maguez of Tunisia challenges Sadio Mane of Senegal during the Afcon Group B match between Tunisia and Senegal on the 15 January 2017 at Franceville Stadium, Gabon Pic Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix

The AFCON day that was: January 14-15 – breathless football and kitasrophes

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Residents read a Nigerian army poster of wanted Boko Haram suspects in Bayelsa, Nigeria 19 May 2016. EPA/Tife Owolabi

ISS Today: Boko Haram threat – time to finish the job

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