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18 August 2017 16:26 (South Africa)
Africa

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

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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
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

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Photo: Stephen McGowan.

SA hostage in Mali: ‘Please help me to bring this to a close’

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Photo: Pastor Evan Mawarire (Simon Allison/Daily Maverick)

The SADC Wrap: Zimbabwe jails #ThisFlag pastor again

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Photo: A file picture dated 31 December 2007 shows African Union (AU) soldiers, who came under the command of the United Nations (UN), marching following a handover ceremony in El Fasher, northern Darfur, Sudan. EPA/AFRICAN UNION MISSION

ISS Today: AU summit 29 – Securing funds for peace operations

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Photo: DIEGO GARCIA (March 2008) A tug from Navy Support Facility Diego Garcia helps guide the fast-attack submarine USS Dallas (SGN 700) through the shallow lagoon as the submarine pulls into port to conduct a voyage repair period. U.S. Navy photo (Released)

Last Outpost: Tiny Indian Ocean archipelago stares down the mighty Blighty

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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)

AU summit: Absence of Zuma and Ramaphosa raises eyebrows

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Photo: Men, suspected of being involved in a series of bomb attacks, wait the start of a court session at the Wuse magistrate court in Nigeria's capital Abuja September 13, 2011. Eight men, believed to be members of Islamist sect Boko Haram, were in court on Tuesday for their role in last month's bombing of a U.N. building that killed 23 people and injured 80. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

ISS Today: AU summit 29: Eradicating more than just Boko Haram

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Photo: President Jacob Zuma holding a tête-à-tête with President Joseph Kabila Kabange of the Democratic Republic of Congo during his official visit to South Africa on 25 June 2017 to attend the 10th session of the South Africa-Democratic Republic of Congo Bi-National Commission (BNC. (Photo: GCIS)

DRC/SA Talks: Zuma happy with 'technical delay' in DRC poll

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amaBhungane: Satellite images show Botswana military personnel doing construction work at Khama residence

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Photo: Angola Vice-President Manuel Domingos Vicente arrives at Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport to attend the India-Africa Forum Summit in New Delhi, India, 28 October 2015. EPA/RAJAT GUPTA

The SADC Wrap: Mozambique millions missing, while UN pushes for DRC-Kasai investigation

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Photo: Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila (L) is welcomed by his South African counterpart Jacob Zuma during the two-day meeting of leaders from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in Pretoria November 4, 2013. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

DRC/SA Talks: Zuma unlikely to pressure Kabila to go to the polls

By PETER FABRICIUS
Photo: A man tends to his newly planted tree seedlings in a nursery in Arokwo Village, Kapchorwa,Uganda, in 2008. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

ISS Today: Is Southern Africa facing a food security disaster?

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Photo: Elements of the Force Intervention Brigade of Monusco give a demonstration of their know-how in combat. The Brigade is mandated by the UN Security Council to neutralise all armed groups in eastern D.R. Congo Photo: Wikimedia Common

ISS Today: Is the Force Intervention Brigade still justifying its existence?

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Photo: President Jacob Zuma attends the African Union Summit held on 27-30 January 2012 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (GCIS)

ISS Today: Will South Africa be at the 29th AU summit?

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Main photo: Men Bundle Tobacco Leaves for Drying in Malawi (Mitchell Maher / International Food Policy Institute, via Flickr)

Op-Ed: Two Malawis, Few Opportunities, One Challenge

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Photo: A Somali refugee stands inside a tent with her baby in Dollo Ado, Ethiopia. 25/08/2011. Dollo Ado, Ethiopia. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe. www.unmultimedia.org/photo/

ISS Today: As doors close to refugees, Ethiopia’s stay open

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Photo: Jackson Maliamungu (Ugandan) and Michael Awan (refugee) Photo: James Oatway

World Refugee Day: When crisis breeds innovation in Uganda

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Photo: President of Djibouti Ismail Omar Guelleh attends the meeting of the Peace and Security Council at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 29 January 2014. African leaders and the AU has urged South Sudan's warring parties to peacefully end their political dispute. EPA/DANIEL GETACHEW

ISS Today: Djibouti plays the West off against the Far East

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Photo: US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross responds to a question from the news media on new lumber tariffs levied on Canada during the White House daily briefing at the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 25 April 2017. On Monday the Trump administration announced it planned to levy a 20% tariff on softwood lumber imports from Canada. EPA/SHAWN THEW

After AGOA: SA must prepare for two-way free trade agreements with US

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Photo: President Jacob Zuma with the President of Zambia Edgar Lungu at a press conference at the Union Buildings following the State Visit, 8 December 2016. (Photo: GCIS)

SADC Wrap: Murder mystery in Lesotho while MPs suspended in Zambia

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Photo: President Jacob Zuma holding a bilateral meeting with President Arthur Peter Mutharika of Malawi during the 24th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union Heads of State and Government held at the new African Union Building in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 31 January 2o15. (GCIS)

Malawi: SADC’s silence on Mutharika’s tear-gassing of pupils encourages escalation of abuse

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Photo: The lonely pyramids of Giza Photo: Liezl Rees

Op-Ed: Egypt on the edge as economy plummets

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Photo: Rwandan President Paul Kagame (R) walks beside his army chief of staff, Brigadier-General Kayumba Nyamwasa, in Kigali during celebrations marking Liberation Day July 4, 2000. REUTERS/Stringer

Ghosts of Rwanda: War crimes, genocide, and terrorism – where to now for Nyamwasa?

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Photo: Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe (L) reacts next to South Africa's President Jacob Zuma during the opening of the 25th African Union summit in Johannesburg, June 14, 2015. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Analysis: While Zuma may want to be like Mugabe, South Africa is not Zimbabwe

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Photo: Zambia’s Edgar Lungu (Left, EPA), Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe (Right, EPA)

Analysis: Lungu does a Mugabe, as Zambia follows Zimbabwe’s disastrous path

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Photo: A man stands by a polluted river in Hanoi, Vietnam, 03 March 2016. According to data from a report of environment advocacy group Ocean Conservancy, roughly eight million tons of plastic enter the ocean every year.  Photo: EPA/LUONG THAI LINH

ISS Today: Africa is stepping up to help save the oceans

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Main photo: Two young patients at the cholera treatment centre in Dolow.

Op-Ed: Malnutrition, disease and food insecurity – a perfect recipe for disaster for Somalia’s children

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Photo: At Kalahari Energy’s site in Central Botswana from the left a water truck stands next to a chemical mixer for fracking chemicals next to a high-volume fracturing pressure pump and a portable drill rig on the far right. The company used this equipment for setting up test wells near the Khama Rhino Sanctuary. Photo: Jeffrey Barbee

Op-Ed: Panama Papers help journalists expose fracking and the high cost of cheap gas

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Photo: Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May delivers a statement to the media outside No. 10 Downing Street after meeting the Queen in Buckingham Palace in London, Britain, 09 June 2017.  EPA/ANDY RAIN

Dear Theresa May: a counter-terrorism lesson from Africa

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