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30 March 2017 04:30 (South Africa)

ISS Today: Lost in transition – no change for women’s rights in Liberia

Photo: Liberian women carry cosmetics on sale on the streets in downtown Monrovia, Liberia, 10 December 2016. Over 60% of Liberians live below the poverty line, with an unemployment rate in the country estimated at over 80%. EPA/AHMED JALLANZO
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 over the weekend, Nigeria 08 February 2016. Three women and one man were killed during the attack which led to the destruction of the village. Nigerian military have been carrying out operations against Boko Haram following the recent Boko Haram attacks. Boko Haram insurgents have been waging a terror campaign in Northeast Nigeria for over 5 years. EPA/STRINGER

ISS Today: Boko Haram in 2016 – a highly adaptable foe

Photo: Dozens of Zimbabwean men in Musina push bicycles loaded with old tyres across the border. Photo by the author.

GroundUp: Smuggling tyres across the Zimbabwean border

By GroundUp
Photo: South Sudanese soldiers on their vehicle patrol a street in Juba, South Sudan, 20 December 2013. EPA/PHILLIP DHIL

Africa: Conflict is not going away, but it is evolving

By Simon Allison
Photo: Supporters of the opposition Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD), led by former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, react as they shout slogans during a demonstration against Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) in downtown Nairobi, Kenya, 09 May 2016. EPA/DAI KUROKAWA

Kenya: Not a registered voter? No sex, booze or government services for you

By Njeri Kimani
Photo: Kenya’s opposition and Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (Cord) leader Raila Odinga (3-R) follows proceedings in a court room in Nairobi, Kenya, 23 December 2014. EPA/STR.

ISS Today: Kenya’s opposition needs more than a coalition to win the polls

Photo: Cameroon celebrates being crowned Champions during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Finals, Afcon Final match between Egypt and Cameroon at the Libreville in Gabon on 05 February 2017 ©Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

Afcon 2017: Unfavoured, unliked, unbelievable Cameroon seal fifth title in fine fashion

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Guinea-Bissau’s President Jose Mario Vaz addresses the United Nations General Assembly in the Manhattan borough of New York, US. September 21, 2016. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

ISS Today: How the AU can avoid reinventing the wheel in Guinea-Bissau

Photo: Zimbabwean Pastor Evan Mawarire speaks during his interview with Reuters in Johannesburg, South Africa, July 19, 2016. Picture taken July 19, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Op-Ed: Is Zimbabwe’s Pastor Evan Mawarire worthy of being called a hero?

By Mako Muzenda
Photo: A handout photograph made available by the Maghreb Arab Press (MAP), shows Morocco’s king Mohamed VI shortly before a speech to the nation in Tangiers, Morocco, 30 July 2011. EPA/MAGHREB ARAB PRESS

ISS Today: Mohammed goes to the mountain

Photo: A photograph made available on 29 July 2016 shows Zimbabwe Pastor Evan Mawarire from the #ThisFlag social movement in Harare, Zimbabwe, 25 June 2016. EPA/AARON UFUMELI

Zimbabwe: Pastor Evan Mawarire’s difficult second act

By Simon Allison
Photo: Gabon Fans during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Finals football match between Gabon and Guinea Bissau at the Libreville Stadium in Gabon on 14 January 2017 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

Afcon 2017: The uncomfortable relationship between sport and strife

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: President of Mali Ibrahim Boubacar Keita at the France-Africa Summit in Bamako, Mali, 14 January 2017. Heads and ministers of 30 African states and France are gathering in the Malian capital for the 27th edition of the France-Africa Summit. EPA/NICOLAS REMENE

ISS Today: Peace in Mali – one step forward, two steps back

Photo: Customers queue outside a bank in Zimbabwe. Photo: Pamela Keletso

GroundUp: Harare residents find ingenious new ways to survive

By GroundUp
Photo: A photograph made available on 29 July 2016 shows Zimbabwe Pastor Evan Mawarire from the #ThisFlag social movement in Harare, Zimbabwe, 25 June 2016. EPA/AARON UFUMEL

Breaking: Pastor Evan Mawarire detained for questioning on arrival in Harare

By Simon Allison
Photo: A photograph made available on 29 July 2016 shows Zimbabwe Pastor Evan Mawarire from the #ThisFlag social movement in Harare, Zimbabwe, 25 June 2016.  EPA/AARON UFUMELI

Zimbabwe's Pastor Evan Mawarire: ‘I’m coming home, and I don’t know what is going to happen’

By Simon Allison
Photo: Morocco's King Mohammed VI attends the victory ceremony after Bayern's victory in the final of the FIFA Club World Cup 2013 between Raja Casablanca and FC Bayern Munich in Marrakech, Morocco, 21 December 2013. EPA/DAVID EBENER

Op-Ed: Morocco wrong-foots its African critics

Photo: Morocco’s King Mohammed VI leaves the Elysee Palace following a meeting with French president Francois Hollande (unseen), in Paris, France, 09 February 2015. EPA/IAN LANGSDON.

Analysis: Morocco’s big African Union win comes at the expense of Western Sahara and South Africa

By Simon Allison
Photo: Philippine contingents to United Nations peacekeeping missions in Haiti and Liberia march during recognition rites at military headquarters in Quezon City, east of Manila, Philippines 12 April 2010. EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

ISS Today: Going but not gone – UNMIL extends its mandate in Liberia

Photo: Ahmed Abba, a Hausa-language correspondent with Radio France Internationale in Cameroon.

Op-Ed: Journalist Ahmed Abba could face death penalty in Cameroon

Photo: African immigrants, displaced by anti-foreigner violence in Johannesburg, warm their hands around a small fire outside the Jeppe police station in the city, May 27, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

ISS Today: 28th AU Summit – Searching for new African consensus in the age of Trump

Photo: Ghana players celebrate a victory during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Afcon quarterfinal football match between DR Congo and Ghana at the Oyem Stadium in Gabon on 29 January 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

Afcon 2017: The quarterfinals that were and the semi-finals that are to come

By Antoinette Muller
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

Fighting Africa’s illicit financial flows: A 14-step guide revealed

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Malawi President Arthur Peter Mutharika. (Photo by UN Women, via Flickr)

amaBhungane: Slaying the Monster of Financial Crimes in Malawi

Photo: President Jacob Zuma with Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and Minister David Mahlobo at the Second Extraordinary Summit of the Volunteering Nations of the African Capacity for Immediate Response to Crises (ACIRC) at the AU Headqurters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 9 November 2016. (Photo: GCIS)

ISS Today: 28th AU summit – AU reform can’t be fast-tracked

Photo: (File photo) Somali security officers walk next to a wreckage of a vehicle in front of a government building that was attacked by militants from Islamist group al-Shabab in Mogadishu, Somalia, 14 April 2015. EPA/SAID YUSUF WARSAME

Analysis: With one attack, al-Shabaab targets three elections

By Simon Allison
Photo: Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda, participates in a panel session at the 47th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, 19 January 2017. EPA/GIAN EHRENZELLER

Op-Ed: Rwandan Government tightens its oppressive reins

By Brandon Finn
Photo: Former Prime Minister and the opposition leader Raila Odinga looks on as he joins others in singing national anthem during a rally held by the opposition Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) in Nairobi, Kenya, 01 June 2016. EPA/DAI KUROKAWA

Kenya: New opposition coalition formed to take on Kenyatta

By Njeri Kimani
Photo: A Senegalese soldier takes up a position as they patrol in Banjul, Gambia, 22 January 2017. Life is returning to normal on the streets of Banjul with the departure of ex-president Yahya Jammeh who has been flown out of the country to exile in Equatorial Guinea. EPA/LEGNAN KOULA

ISS Today: 28th AU Summit – ECOWAS raised the bar, but will others follow?

Photo: A file picture dated 24 May 2016 shows Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a press conference at the end of the World Humanitarian Summit at Istanbul congress center in Istanbul, Turkey. EPA/SEDAT SUNA

Sultan of Zing: Erdogan’s power trip makes African pit stop

By Ranjeni Munusamy