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27 April 2017 09:14 (South Africa)
Africa

Egypt: The messy, downward spiral of heavy-handed police and a beleaguered state

  • Khadija Patel
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    Khadija Patel

    Khadija peddles words on street corners, in polite company she's known as a journalist. Words are her only defence against impending doom, old age and iniquity - spurring her interest in what language tells us about where we are from, what we are doing and where we are headed. Don't mind the headscarf, she don't need no liberation. 

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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

By Amabookabooka
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
Photo: Members of the South African Police forces patrol an area around the Jeppe Street men’s hostel where local South African men attacked shops owned by foreign nationals overnight in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa, 27 February 2017. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

ISS Today: Peacebuilding in Africa – why the media matters

By ISS TODAY
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. (Photos GCIS)

Analysis: Dark, dangerous days for Zambia’s democracy

By Simon Allison
Photo: Zimbabwe’s Finance Minister Tendai Biti addresses a news conference in Harare, August 23, 2011. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

Zambia and Zimbabwe: Why fair elections are essential for Africa’s development

By Tendai Biti
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  - RTX1GG85

Op-Ed: With global democracy in retreat, what are the implications for Africa?

By John Filitz
Photo: A truck unloads ore in a Petra Diamonds underground diamond mine in Cullinan, outside Pretoria, January 22,2009.  REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA)

Mineral governance in southern Africa undermined by implementation failures, says watchdog

By Simon Allison
Photo: Joseph Kabila, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, during a meeting with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier (not pictured), in Kinshasa, 19 February 2015. EPA/MICHAEL KAPPELER

ISS Today: New divisions threaten stability in the DRC

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Thabang Modiba stands in the middle of the street he lives in Alexandra township, Johannesburg, South Africa, 28 November 2016. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Op-Ed: Africa is at a tipping point

By Mo Ibrahim
Photo: A coffin with remains of the Congo opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi on the third day of the funeral wake in Brussels, Belgium, 05 February 2017. Congo opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi died on 01 February 2017 at the age of 84 in Brussels. EPA/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

DRC: A tale of two corpses

By Simon Allison
Photo: South African soldiers take part in a joint patrol with Central African soldiers in the streets of Bangui January 8, 2013. REUTERS/Luc Gnago

ISS Today: Can South Africa risk going back into CAR?

By PETER FABRICIUS
Photo: Supporters of United Party for National Development President, Hakainde Hichilema, attend his final rally ahead of the Presidential elections in Lusaka, Zambia, 29 October 2008. EPA/STR

Op-Ed: Now or never for the international community in Zambia

By Greg Mills
Photo: Burkina Faso's President Roch Marc Kabore, gestures next to German Chancellor Angela Merkel (unseen) during their joint press conference in the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, 21 March 2017. EPA/FELIPE TRUEBA

ISS Today: Security alone won’t save Burkina Faso from extremism

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Opposition United Party for National Development President, Hakainde Hichilema (L), addresses his final election rally ahead of the Presidential elections in Lusaka, Zambia, 29 October 2008. Photo:  EPA/STR

‘The president wants to kill me’, says Zambian opposition leader, speaking from safe room

By Simon Allison
Photo: President Jacob Zuma welcomes President of Botswana Seretse Khama Ian Khama for the 3rd SA - Botswana Bi-National Commission (BNC) at the Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guest House in Pretoria. The BNC will deepen economic cooperation between the two Southern African Countries. (Photo: GCIS)

amaBhungane: Journalists threatened while investigating Botswana's 'Nkandla'

By AMABHUNGANE
Photo:  Stella Nyanzi (Photo by Uganda Standard)

Uganda: Stella Nyanzi, the vulgar activist, takes on the Pair-of-Buttocks-in-Chief

By Simon Allison
Photo: President Jacob Zuma arrives at Khartoum International Airport in the Republic of Sudan for consultations with President Omar al-Bashir, January 31 2015. (Photo: DoC)

Op-Ed: South Africa puts up spirited defence at ICC hearing but adverse finding likely

By Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh
Photo: Besides economics and security, the US-led martitime Obangame exercise in West Africa could conceal strategic interests. Photo: ISS Today

ISS Today: US and West Africa join forces on maritime security

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Sudan’s President Omar Hassan al-Bashir (L) welcomes South Africa's President Jacob Zuma in Khartoum July 8, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer

Op-Ed: The Price of shunning the ICC

By Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh
Photo: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe gives his traditional annual State of The Nation Address to members of parliament in Harare, Zimbabwe, 06 December 2016. EPA/AARON UFUMELI

Op-Ed: Ruthless Mugabe turns on top lieutenant

By Maynard Manyowa
Photo: Nigerian firefighters at the scene of a bomb blast at the premises of Adamawa Police Command's anti-bomb squad and motor traffic department, in Jemita, Yola, North east Nigeria, 25 February 2016. EPA/STR

ISS Today: Boko Haram – what’s in a message?

By ISS TODAY
Photo: (L-R) Association of African Students President Samuel Jack, Association of African Students Public Relations Co-ordinator Presidoe Okungi, along with other African students Ezeugo Nnamdi Lawrence and Rodrique Kazamba during a press conference in New Delhi, India, 28 March 2017. According to a news report, African students were beaten up by the mob in Greater Noida outskirts of New Delhi, after a 17-year-old Indian boy allegedly died due to the drugs overdose. EPA/RAJAT GUPTA

Analysis: Attacks on African students echo India’s long history of racism

By Samira Sawlani
Photo: A US Government Survey map indicates that the location for the tremor which shook much of the subregion this week was underneath the gas well drill sites where Tlou has been operating for at least the last five years.

Did fracking in Botswana cause Johannesburg to tremble? 

By Jeffrey Barbee