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The real art of war: MSF's humanitarian negotiations

  • Greg Nicolson
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    Greg Nicolson

    Nicolson left his hometown of Melbourne to move to Johannesburg, beset by fears Australia was going to the dogs. With a camera and a Mac in his bag, he ventures out to cover power and politics, the lives of those included and those excluded. He can be found at the tavern, searching for a good story or drowning a bad one.

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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

By ISS TODAY
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?

By ISS TODAY
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

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Girls Education Support Initiative, Malawi 2012 Photo and copyright: Erik Törner, IM Individuell Människohjälp 

Malawian pupils suspended for sexual activity take their ordeal to court

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: The President of Zambia, Edgar Chagwa Lungu during an official visit to Israel on 28 February 2017. Photo: EPA/ABIR SULTAN

ISS Today: Africa’s silence encourages Lungu’s bad behaviour

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta delivers a speech after setting ablaze a pile of elephant tusks during an ivory burning event at the Nairobi National Park in Nairobi, Kenya, 30 April 2016. EPA/DAI KUROKAWA

ISS Today: East Africa’s trade deal with Europe buckles

By ISS TODAY
Photo: A handout photograph released by the African Union-United Nations Information Support team shows a soldier belonging to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) monitoring traffic along a street during an operation aimed at improving security in Mogadishu, Somalia, 25 May 2013.  Photo: EPA/TOBIN JONES

ISS Today: Can funding uncertainty improve peacekeeping in Africa?

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Diane Rwigara

Op-Ed: Activism and Rwanda’s Development Model – Diane Rwigara takes a stand

By Brandon Finn
Photo: Zamble Lou Irie Sabine, 28 years, holds her three month old child Yao Melvin, under a mosquito net in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, 24 April 2017. World Malaria Day is observed on 25 April each year to recognize the global efforts to control Malaria, it was established in May 2007 by the World Health Organization (WHO).  EPA/LEGNAN KOULA

New single-dose drug could help wipe out malaria

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir seen during the “Family photograph” taken at the AU Summit in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa, 14 June 2015. Photo: EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

ISS Today: Inside Sudan’s house of cards

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Rice and groundnuts are a staple food in northern Ghana, but local supply cannot meet the demand of processors.

Ghana: Realising Africa’s Agriculture Potential

By GREG MILLS, ROCCO FALCONER & SAUL MUSKER.
Photo: Namibia's defence minister, Penda ya Ndakolo (The Namibian)

amaBhungane: Namibia’s defence spending shrouded in secrecy

By AMABHUNGANE
Photo: President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe looks on as new Chief Justice Luke Malaba is sworn in, in Harare, Zimbabwe, April 6, 2017. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

Zimbabwe: What Britain and the West did – and didn’t – do during the Matabeleland massacres of 1983-4

By Stuart Doran
Photo: Bram Fischer

AmaBookaBooka: The Extraordinary Life of Bram Fischer – the Scarlet Pimpernel

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Photo: Moussa Faki Mahamat, then Minister of Foreign Affairs and African Integration of Chad, attends the first Italy-Africa Ministerial Conference in Farnesina Palace, Rome, Italy, 18 May 2016. EPA/GIORGIO ONORATI

ISS Today: New AU chief puts peace back on the agenda

By ISS TODAY
Photo: The SPLM governor candidate Abdul Aziz Al-Hilu smiles after arriving to vote at a polling centre in Kadogli in South Kordofan state, May 2, 2011. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah

Divisions within the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North create an opportunity for renewal

By Nuba Reports