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26 June 2017 19:27 (South Africa)
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Op-Ed: The Humanitarian Situation in Ethiopia

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Photo: Catching up on news. Addis Ababa - 17 February 2008, Photo by Tristam Sparks via Flickr
Photo: Angola's President Jose Eduardo dos Santos (C) addresses the media after casting his vote during national elections in the capital Luanda, August 31, 2012. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

SADC Wrap: Lesotho votes and Dos Santos returns

By KRISTEN VAN SCHIE
Photo: Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe addresses an election rally  in Bulawayo, about 439km west of the capital Harare, July 27,2013. Zimbabwe will hold general elections on 31 July. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

Op-Ed: Mugabe’s guns are in line, and his trusted cadres are first in the firing line

By Maynard Manyowa
Photo: Children play in Happy Valley, Cape Town, South Africa, 05 May 2016. Happy Valley in the greater Blue Downs area is one of the poorest communities on the Cape Flats an area dubbed the apartheid dumping ground.  EPA/NIC BOTHMA

ISS Today: There’s more to Africa’s growth story than lagging income rates

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa in his capacity as the SADC Facilitator meeting with Prime Minister of Lesotho Tom Thabane at Moshoeshoe 1 International Airport in the Kingdom of Lesotho. 18/11/2014. Siyabulela Duda

ISS Today: Will the Lesotho army accept a Thabane victory?

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Photo: Joao Lourenco, MPLA candidate to the presidential elections speaks to supporters during a campaign rally in Viana, Luanda district, Angola, 25 March 2017. EPA/JOOST DE RAEYMAEKER

ISS Today: Angola grapples with its DRC foreign policy problem

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Kenyan soldiers pray during an interreligious prayer meeting for the Kenyan soldiers who were killed in an attack on their base by Somalia's Islamist militant group al-Shabab, at the Moi Barracks in Eldoret, Kenya, 27 January 2016. EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU

ISS Today: Amisom needs a mandate for peace and development

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Kofi Annan.

Op-Ed: Côte d’Ivoire – mutiny undermines country’s prospects

By Kofi Annan
Photo: Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta (L) looks on as visiting Tanzanian President John Magufuli (R) delivers his speech during the official commissioning ceremony of the Nairobi Southern Bypass road in Nairobi, Kenya, 01 November 2016. EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU

The SADC Wrap: On Maimane and mining ministers

By KRISTEN VAN SCHIE
Photo: Paul-Joseph Mukungubila (via Twitter)

A prophet not in his own land: DRC’s Mukungubila in SA, just where Kabila wants him

By PETER FABRICIUS
Photo: An armoured vehicle of the Saudi-led coalition searches for the wreckage of a UAE fighter jet that went missing in the southern port city of Aden, Yemen, 14 March 2016.  EPA/STRINGER

ISS Today: Could Emirati activism in the Horn make the situation worse?

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Zambia’s opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema, President Edgar Lungu and South Africa's opposition leader Mmusi Maimane. (All photos by EPA)

South Africa to give Zambia its démarche over barring Maimane’s entry

By PETER FABRICIUS
Photo: Ethiopian politician Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, newly elected director general of the World Health Organisation (WHO), answers questions of the journalists about his election at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, 24 May 20 Photo: EPA/Martial Trezzini

WHO DG: New head ‘Dr Tedros’ has his work cut out for him

By KRISTEN VAN SCHIE
Photo: The President of the New Development Bank (NDB), Kundapur Vaman Kamath, of India, delivers a speech at a opening ceremony of the NDB in Shanghai, China 21 July 2015. The NDB was created by the five BRICS nations Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. EPA/XING ZHE CHINA OUT

ISS Today: Why no lift-off for Africa’s branch of the BRICS bank?

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ISS Today: Can former liberators lead Africa into the future?

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Zimbabwe's President Mugabe attends the swearing-in ceremony  of his Mozambican counterpart Guebuza for a second term in office in the capital Maputo Photo: © Reuters Photographer / Reuters

Robert Mugabe – a history of violence

By Stuart Doran
Photo: The cranium of Malapa hominid 1 (MH1) from South Africa, named ‘Karabo’. The combined fossil remains of this juvenile male is designated as the holotype for Australopithecus sediba. Photo by Brett Eloff. Courtesy Profberger and Wits University who release it under the terms below. – Own work

Explainer: Has Africa lost its claim to the earliest human ancestors?

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF) staff wear protective gear before treating Ebola patients in Bundibugyo December 12, 2007 REUTERS/Claude Mahoudeau/MSF/ Handout

THE SADC WRAP: Ebola fears flare in the DRC... again

By KRISTEN VAN SCHIE
Photo: Security personnel sitting on a truck watch burned vehicles at the front gate of the Makala prison after it was attacked by supporters of jailed Christian sect leader Ne Muanda Nsemi in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo May 17, 2017. REUTERS/Robert Carrubba

Explainer: What’s driving the deadly conflict in the DRC?

By KRISTEN VAN SCHIE
Photo: Former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, speaks at the 52nd Security in  Munich,  Germany, 13 February 2016. Photo: EPA/SVEN HOPPE

Handbook on how to make Africa work gives the head's up on military coups

By PETER FABRICIUS
Photo: South Africa's President Thabo Mbeki (L) listens to Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo during a session of the 23rd Africa-France summit in Bamako December 4, 2005. REUTERS/Michel Euler/Pool

ISS Today: African leaders take the blame for the continent’s resource curse

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed (C) looks on as he follows the proceedings of a special summit of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) assembly of heads of state and government on Somalia refugees held in Nairobi, Kenya, on 25 March 2017. Photo: EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU

ISS Today: Somalia needs more action, less lip service

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Photo: A woman rides on the back of a bicycle in Salima more than 200 km out of Blantyre, Malawi 15 May 2017. EPA/AARON UFUMELI

amaBhungane: Malawian Consumer protection authority pays for officials’ high life

By AMABHUNGANE
Photo: Lewthwaite’s forged South African passport. Photo: SABC News

Analysis: The lore of the ‘White Widow’, the 7/7 suicide bomber’s wife, Samantha Lewthwaite

By J OPPERMAN & V KHAN
Photo: Then president of the Republic of Malawi Joyce Banda attends the World Energy Forum during the first day of the programme at the Dubai World Trade Centre October 22, 2012. REUTERS/Jumana ElHeloueh

amaBhungane: Malawi oil contracts under probe

By AMABHUNGANE
Photo: Marguerite Barankitse

Burundi’s messenger of love and peace gets top honour

By LUCAS LEDWABA
Photo: A destroyed vehicle is seen at the scene of a car bomb explosion in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia, 08 May 2017. According to reports, a car bomb exploded near a coffee shop in central Mogadishu, killing several people and injuring many others. There was no claim yet of responsibility for the blast. EPA/SAID YUSUF WARSAME

ISS Today: Final push for peace in Somalia?

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Main photo: President Jacob Zuma of the Republic of South Africa holding a bilateral meeting with President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of the Republic of Uganda on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum on Africa in Durban. 03/05/2017, Elmond Jiyane, GCIS

Why foreign investors choose Peru and not, erm, Uganda?

By GREG MILLS & LYAL WHITE
Photo: A file picture dated 24 November 2009 of Congolese warlord Germain Katanga, convicted of charges including murder and pillage during a deadly attack on a village in eastern Congo, in the courtroom of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, the Netherlands. Catanga is to be released on 18 January 2016 after ICC appeal judges on 13 November 2015 announced to reduce his sentence of 12 years by 3 years and 8 months. EPA/MICHAEL KOOREN / POOL

Op-Ed: Human Rights victims lose out in the ICC debacle

By Mélanie Rondreux
Photo: Former Chad President Hissene Habre (R) raises his fist in the air as he leaves a court in Dakar escorted by a Senegalese policeman November 25, 2005. REUTERS/Aliou Mbaye

ISS Today: West Africa issues a wake-up call to tyrants

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