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30 March 2017 04:31 (South Africa)
Africa

Kenya’s very own ‘arms deal’ scandal

  • Njeri Kimani & Simon Allison
    Njeri Kimani & Simon Allison
Photo: Top: Air Tractor AT-802 SEAT (Single Engine Air Tanker) landing at Fox Field, Lancaster California, while fighting the North Fire. (Wikimedia Commons/Alen Radecki); Bottom: Archangel (Photo by IOMAX)
Photo: Marine Le Pen, Leader of the French National Front. Photo: Rémi Noyon

ISS Today: Le Pen and France’s anti-terrorism strategy in Africa

By ISS TODAY
Photo of Simbi Phiri by Nyasa Times.

amaBhungane: Facts around Malawi water scheme don’t wash

By AMABHUNGANE
Main photo: Marchers observed a moment of silence for Ahmed Kathrada. (Simon Allison)

Anti-xenophobia march: ‘There’s no reason they should hate us’

By Simon Allison
Photo: Visiting Tanzanian President John Magufuli (C) delivers his speech during the official commissioning ceremony of the Nairobi Southern Bypass road in Nairobi, Kenya, 01 November 2016. EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU

Tanzania: President Magufuli loses rap battle with critic

By Simon Allison
Photo: Leader of the opposition party Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T), Morgan Tsvangirai, speaks to supporters during a protest against poverty and corruption, in Harare, Zimbabwe, 14 April 2016. EPA/AARON UFUMELI

Op-Ed: Why another ‘massive’ Zimbabwean opposition rally flopped

By Tichaona Zindoga
Photo: A file picture dated 10 April 2010 shows the burned out hull of a suspected pirate skiff drifts near the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) in the Gulf of Aden. EPA/MC2 JASON R. ZALASKY

ISS Today: In fighting Somali piracy, don’t get the next steps wrong

By ISS TODAY
Photo: The President of South Sudan, H.E Salva Kiir, received the outgoing Under Secretary-General of the United Nations for Peacekeeping Operations, Hervé Ladsous, in Juba on 21st March 2017. Photo:UNMISS/Isaac Billy

ISS Today: South Sudan’s national dialogues – can the AU make a difference?

By ISS TODAY
Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza (R) embraces his South African counterpart Jacob Zuma (R) as he departs after an Africa Union-sponsored dialogue in an attempt to end months of violence in the capital Bujumbura, February 27, 2016. REUTERS/Evrard Ngendakumana

ISS Today: Burundi keeps knocking at SADC’s door

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Nigerian Internally Displaced Peoples (IDPs) receive food aid at an IDP camp in Maiduguri, Nigeria, March 14, 2017 (Issued 15 March 2017). Over 1.8 million Nigerians are facing severe food insecurity. According to The United Nations humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien over 20-million people face the threat of starvation and famine in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan, and Nigeria as the world faces the largest humanitarian crisis since the creation of the United Nations. EPA/DEJI YAKE

Famine Crisis: Massive funding shortfall threatens UN relief for drought-hit countries

By Simon Allison
Photo: Pedestrians walk near a campaign billboard featuring the country's incumbent president Yoweri Museveni in Entebbe, Uganda, 26 January 2016. EPA/MIKKO PIHAVAARA

Uganda: President Museveni under fire for encouraging vigilantism against ‘suspicious’ ‘boda-boda’ drivers

By Simon Allison
Photo: Co-founder and CEO of Airbnb Brian Chesky speaks during an interview in Langa township, Cape Town, South Africa March 17, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Airbnb’s African takeover: One-on-One with founder Brian Chesky

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Picture dated 13 February 2008 shows South African pedestrians walking past M.J Unisex Hair Salon run out of a transformed shipping container by Hair Dressers from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in Masiphumelele township in Cape Town, South Africa. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Letter to the Editor: Help SA to lead Africa in the management of human mobility

By Daily Maverick
Photo: President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi (R) speaks during a press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (Not Pictured) after their meeting at the Presidential Palace, Cairo, Egypt, 02 March 2017. EPA/KHALED ELFIQI

ISS Today: Egypt renews its commitment to Africa

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Ghanaian opposition leader of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Akufo-Addo (C) speaks to the press soon after he was declared winner of the 2016 presidential election at his residence in Accra, Ghana, 09 December 2016. Ghana's Electoral Commission announced the result late 09 December that opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo had won elections with 53.8 percent of the vote, beating President John Mahama. EPA/CHRISTIAN THOMPSON

Ghana: Why does president Akufo-Addo need an “elephant-sized” cabinet?

By Simon Allison
Photo: A woman walks past a disused tanker in Sheikh, Somaliland. Photo: Greg Mills.

Security in Africa: Military partnerships can foster economic growth on the continent

By OLUSEGUN OBASANJO, GREG MILLS & DICKIE DAVIS
Photo: In this file picture dated 17 June 2003, armed UN soldiers from Uruguay gather in their headquarters in Bunia, Congo. EPA/MAURIZIO GAMBARINI

Op-Ed: Mental health, the missing link in sustainable peacebuilding

By Friederike Bubenzer
Photo: President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe, President of Benin Bon Yayi and President Jacob Zuma share a light moment before the start of the second day of the FOCAC Summit in Sandton, Johannesburg, 5 Dec 2015. (Photo: GCIS)

Op-Ed: Across Africa, people yearn for the rule of law – and are not afraid to demand it anymore

By GEOFF HILL
Photo: Contraceptives smuggled in from Zimbabwe. Photo: Kimberly Mutandiro

GroundUp: Free Zimbabwean contraceptives smuggled for sale in South Africa

By GroundUp
Photo: A general view of the 26th African Union Summit at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 30 January 2016. EPA/SOLAN KOLLI

ISS Today: Will AU members manage to pay their dues?

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda waits for the start of the trial against former Congo vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba, his attorney and a Congolese lawmaker at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, 27 November 2013. EPA/Peter Dejong / POOL

Op-Ed: International Criminal Court strengthened by South Africa’s withdrawal of the ICC repeal bill

By Netsanet Belay & Matthew Cannock
Photo: President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, gave remarks and answered questions at the U.S. Institute of Peace on July 22, 2015 during his first visit to the United States since taking office. Photo: US Institute of Peace

ISS Today: Buhari’s mystery illness unsettles the country and the continent

By ISS TODAY
Photo by Global Panorama via Flickr.

The Human Trafficking Act: Is it doing the job?

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: A picture made available on 22 August 2016 showing artwork by Akram abu al-Foz, a Syrian artist, in the memory of the chemical attack on Ghouta, in Douma, outskirts of Damascus, Syria, 21 August 2016. EPA/MOHAMMED BADRA

ISS Today: AU must keep building on progress made to curb WMD

By ISS TODAY
Photo: The participants at the Humanitarian Conference for Nigeria and Lake Chad region hosted by Norway, Germany, Nigeria and the United Nations poses for a family photo in Oslo, Norway, 24 February 2017. EPA/Hakon Mosvold Larsen

ISS Today: The hidden opportunity of the Lake Chad Basin crisis

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May gives a press briefing during the European spring summit in Brussels, Belgium, 09 March 2017. EPA/OLIVIER HOSLET

ISS Today: Brexit Europe, not Brexit Africa

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Riot police disperse demonstrators during a protest against a referendum on the adoption of a new constitution that changes contentious rules on presidential eligibility, in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, 20 October 2016. EPA/LEGNAN KOULA

ISS Today: Policing is key for Africa’s peace and development

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma of South Africa looks on during the 19th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 15 July 2012. EPA/MARTIN DIXON

ISS Today: Dlamini-Zuma shuffles out of Addis – and into SA’s Cabinet?

By ISS TODAY
Photo: A young man fixing a pothole in Harare. Photo: Pamela Keletso

GroundUp: Motorists pay toll fees to Zimbabwe’s pothole entrepreneurs

By GroundUp
Photo: Felix Tshisekedi (L) talks to an unidentified visitor as he mourns the death of his father and veteran Congolese opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi, in the courtyard of his residence in the Limete Municipality of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital Kinshasa, February 3, 2017. REUTERS/Robert Carrubba

Like father, like son: Who is Felix Tshisekedi, and can he keep Congo’s opposition together?

By Simon Allison