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21 January 2018 04:28 (South Africa)

African democratic renaissance spreads to Malawi

  • Simon Allison
    Simon Allison

    Simon Allison covers Africa for the Daily Maverick, having cut his teeth reporting from Palestine, Somalia and revolutionary Egypt. He loves news and politics, the more convoluted the better. Despite his natural cynicism and occasionally despairing tone, he is an Afro-optimist, and can’t wait to witness and chronicle the continent’s swift development over the next few decades.

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A24 Media asks Africans: What's your story?

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Michelle Obama (aka the anti-Malema) charms Soweto

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Sudan's Bashir sends tanks to oil town and sets the world on edge again

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Anton Hammerl is confirmed dead, 44 days late

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Anton Hammerl: SA government, hang your head in shame

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On meeting Prince Charles

By Kevin Bloom

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By Theresa Mallinson
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Anton Hammerl: Find him, free him, bring him home!

By Theresa Mallinson
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Hammerl's supporters demand SA government gets its act together

By Theresa Mallinson
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Nigeria: Riots, accusations mar Goodluck Jonathan's landslide victory - but AU's happy

By Simon Allison
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By J Brooks Spector
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