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16 January 2018 19:06 (South Africa)
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ISS Today: Why African health policy needs gender equity

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Photo: A method for detecting listeriosis in food products in Chile. Photo: Flickr

The creeping, fatal impact of listeriosis

By Bheki C. Simelane & Puseletso Nthate
Photo: Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (flickr)

Zambia: Edgar Lungu’s heavy hand shows in response to cholera outbreak

By KRISTEN VAN SCHIE
Photo: Students stand around a Burundian flag during a candlelight vigil for the country, in Nairobi, Kenya, 16 December 2015. Students gathered at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa in Nairobi to remember Burundi that has been gripped by violence between police and opposition groups since April, when President Pierre Nkurunziza announced he would seek a third term in office.  EPA/DAI KUROKAWA

ISS Today: Do global actors have what it takes to help Burundi?

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Photo: President of Angola Joao Lourenco speaks to journalists during a news conference in Luanda, Angola, 08 January 2018. Photo: EPA-EFE/JOOST DE RAEYMAEKER

The SADC Wrap: Lourenço axes Dos Santos scion, Madagascar’s cyclone, fishy arrests in Mozambique

By KRISTEN VAN SCHIE
Main Photo: Mapungubwe National Park is a World Heritage Site. Photos: TONY CARNIE

Tourist anger over cattle grazing in Mapungubwe national park

By Tony Carnie
Photo: Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, speaks during a media conference after the summit with African leaders from the underfunded G5 Sahel anti-terror coalition in La Celle Saint Cloud, near Paris, France, 13 December 2017. EPA-EFE/CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON

ISS Today: Time for Africa to take concrete action in the DRC

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File Photo: Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of the MDC-T (Movement for Democratic Change) addresses the media during a press conference, Harare, 16 November 2017.  EPA-EFE/KIM LUDBROOK

Zimbabwe: Tsvangirai’s ill-health forces debate on succession into the open

By Sally Nyakanyanga
File Photo: Then Somaliland President Ahmed Silanyo arrives at Lancaster House for the Somalia Conference in London, Britain, 23 February 2012.  EPA/ANDY RAIN

ISS Today: Somaliland’s new president has work to do

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ISS Today: Known unknowns - the threat of cybercrime in Africa

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Photo: Morgan Moseki, asylum seekers lawyer (with green shirt) with his clients in Dukwi refugee Camp. Photo: Supplied

Botswana: Asylum-seekers accuse prison officials of ill-treatment and sexual assault

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Photo: African migrants, who were rescued by the Libyan coastguard in the Mediterranean off the Libyan coast, arrive at a naval base in Tripoli, Libya, on 26 May 2017. The Libyan navy said. 'At least 20 boats carrying thousands of migrants on their way to Italy were spotted off the coast of the western city of Sabratha'. EPA/STR

ISS Today: Human smuggling and Libya’s political end game

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Photo: Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa (C) is flanked by his two vice presidents Constantino Chiwenga (L) and Kembo Mohadi (R), soon after they took oaths of office at the State House in Harare, Zimbabwe, 28 December 2017. EPA-EFE/AARON UFUMELI

The SADC Wrap: Cholera, a Zimbabwean anticlimax, and the Church vs. Joseph Kabila

By KRISTEN VAN SCHIE
Photo: Zimbabwe First Lady Grace Mugabe addresses a church interface rally at Rufaro Stadium in Harare, Zimbabwe, 05 November 2017. The rally which was composed mainly by the apostolic sect was aimed at preaching peace and unity to ensure the country holds peaceful elections in 2018. Grace Mugabe also took the platform to attack vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa for attempting to topple Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. EPA-EFE/AARON UFUMELI.

2017 Daily Maverick African Person of the Year: Grace Mugabe, the vanquisher of Robert

By KRISTEN VAN SCHIE
Photo: Warcrimes suspect Thomas Lubanga of the Democratic Republic of Congo awaits the judges’ verdict on the appeal following his conviction two years ago for using child soldiers in a conflict in the Congo in 2002-2003 in the courtroom of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, The Netherlands, 01 December 2014. Photo: EPA/MICHAEL KOOREN / POOL

The SADC Wrap: Zimbabwe’s President Mnangagwa calls for sanctions to end, Congo warlord ordered to compensate child soldiers

By KRISTEN VAN SCHIE
Photo: Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans’ Association members listen while Gwede Mantashe urges ANC supporters not to react to the protesters. (Greg Nicolson)

Analysis: When ‘democracy’ becomes ‘regime change’

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Photo:  Ecowas mediator and Guinea’s President Alpha Condé at a press conference after a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron (not seen) at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, 22 November 2017. EPA-EFE/PHILIPPE WOJAZER / POOL MAXPPP OUT

ISS Today: Creating conditions conducive to stability in Guinea-Bissau

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Photo: After earning $6 daily as a bus tout, this man has had to move to a rural area where he earns $1.50 a day. He sleeps in this van. Photo: Zimbabwean Reporter

GroundUp: Zimbabwean army’s crackdown on touts leaves many desperate

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Photo: Zimbabwe’s minister of Finance Patrick Chinamasa presents the 2018 national budget in the House of Assembly, in Harare, Zimbabwe, 07 December 2017. The budget presentation comes two weeks after President Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn into office, replacing former president Robert Mugabe, who resigned on 21 November, after 37 years in office. EPA-EFE/AARON UFUMEL

The SADC Wrap: Zim eases up on foreign ownership limits as SADC firms up on Lesotho

By KRISTEN VAN SCHIE
Photo: A photo provided by the South African Government Information Service shows South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma (L) speaking to Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir (R) attending a session of the 24th African Union Summit of the NEPAD Heads of State/Government Orientation Committee (HSGOC) at the African Union Headquaters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 29 January 2011. EPA/Ntswe Mokoena

South Africa’s latest threat to withdraw from the ICC, or, How to Squander Leadership

By Max du Plessis
Photo: A file photo dated 25 April 2016 showing a group of the 195 opposition soldiers arriving with General Simon Gatwech Dual, the chief of staff of the South Sudan rebel troops, in Juba, South Sudan.  Photo: EPA/PHILLIP DHIL

ISS Today: Can South Sudan’s peace agreement be revitalised?

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Photo: An official hangs the official picture of Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on a wall during a swearing-in ceremony of newly appointed 22 cabinet ministers at the State House in Harare, Zimbabwe, 04 December 2017. EPA-EFE/AARON UFUMELI

Op-Ed: Zimbabwe offers South Africa a lesson on change and outcomes

By David Reiersgord
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Op-Ed: In the ‘New Zimbabwe’, will the looting continue?

By David Moore
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ISS Today: Libya’s slave trade shocks AU-EU leaders into action

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Photo: Protesters attend a demonstration against alleged slavery in Libya, at Sergelstorg in Stockholm, Sweden, 25 November 2017. CNN’s footage of young Africans being auctioned off near Tripoli, filmed on a hidden camera and aired on November 14, has prompted protests in various parts of the world. EPA-EFE/CLAUDIO BRESCIANI.

Op-Ed: Dealing with Libya’s slave trade could be at the risk of the area’s ‘stability’

By Menzi Ndhlovu
Photo: French President Emmanuel Macron looks on at the Jardins du Luxembourg in Paris, France, 10 May 2017 during a ceremony to mark the anniversary of the abolition of slavery and to pay tribute to the victims of the slave trade. Photo:    EPA/ERIC FEFERBERG / POOL

ISS Today: Many new plans in Macron’s no-Africa policy

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Somali women and girls wait to see a Burundian medical officer serving with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) at a free Outpatient's Department (OPD) medical clinic at the Burundi Contingent's headquarters at the former National University in the Somali capital Mogadishu. Photo: AU-UN IST PHOTO / STUART PRICE

ISS Today: Life after al-Shabaab – a returnee puts the pieces together

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Photo: A file photograph showing Malian troops driving through a French army checkpoint outside the airport in Gao, in northern Mali, 06 February 2013. EPA/SEB CROZIER

Op-Ed: Getting Beyond Aid in Africa

By OLUSEGUN OBASANJO, GREG MILLS & DICKIE DAVIS
Photo: Women and children take shelter inside a school near an area that was destroyed by the recent floods, on the outskirts of Maputo, Mozambique, 29 January 2013. EPA/ANTONIO SILVA

ISS Today: Natural gas won’t solve Mozambique’s development challenges

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Photo: ‘We didn’t think (these serious events) would happen in our lifetime, which is the removal of Robert Mugabe, and his resignation,’ said Tendai Biti at The Gathering. Photo: Daniel Born.

The Gathering (video, session 2): A conversation with Tendai Biti about post-Mugabe Zimbabwe

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