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21 November 2017 23:29 (South Africa)

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

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
Photo: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe inspects a guard of honour before officially opening the 107th edition of the Harare Agricultural Show in Harare, Zimbabwe, 25 August 2017 (reissued 21 November 2017). Zimbabwe's parliamentary speaker on 21 November said Mugabe has resigned as President. Photo: EPA-EFE/AARON UFUMELI

Newsflash: Robert Mugabe resigns, Zimbabweans celebrate

Photo: Kenya Police and Kenya Red Cross people carry bodies from the scene of an attack by suspected militants of al-Shabaab, Somalia's Islamist militant group, where at least 14 people were killed on 07 July 2015, early morning in Mandera county, northeastern Kenya, 07 July 2015. Mandera County Commissioner Alex Nkoyo said the attack took place in Soko Mbuzi village in Mandera County near the Kenyan border with Somalia and 11 people were also wounded in the attack. Photo: EPA/STR

ISS Today: Nine years in an al-Shabaab camp: one woman’s story

Photo: People walk past a broken ZANU-PF poster defaced at the weekend during the mass protests against President Robert Mugabe in Harare, Zimbabwe, 21 November 2017. Photo: EPA-EFE/Kim Ludbrook

Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa refuses to meet Mugabe until his security is guaranteed

By Sally Nyakanyanga
Photo: Some of the hundreds of people pray during a rally asking God for President Robert Mugabe to resign, Harare, Zimbabwe, 20 November 2017. Photo: EPA-EFE/KIM LUDBROOK

Zimbabwe: Change is in the air, but so is uncertainty

By Maynard Manyowa
Photo: Levi Saunders (Unsplash)

Op-Ed: Progressive Botswana court affirms that legal recognition of gender identity at core of human dignity

By Tashwill Esterhuizen
Photo: Robert Mugabe sacked as party leader, former vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa appointed in his place. Photo: EPA

Op-Ed: Beware ‘Crocodile’ Mnangagwa – Zanu-PF is not renewing, it is a snake shedding its old skin

By Leon Mighti
Photo: Cobblers in Ariaria’s market in the city of Aba in south-east Nigeria. Photo: Greg Mills

Op-Ed: Nigeria – give us electricity and we’ll build Africa

Photo: A Congolese boy runs away from an exploding molotov cocktail during riots on the outskirts of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tuesday 25 July 2006. Photo: EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Op-Ed: DRC – We demand an end to arbitrary detentions of activists committed to social justice

By Kate Janse van Rensburg
Photo: A busy marketplace on the day presidential runoff elections were to be held, Paynesville outside Monrovia, Liberia 07 November 2017. Liberia’s Supreme Court ruled that the presidential runoff election may not proceed until a complaint over alleged irregularities in the 10 October first round vote is heard. EPA-EFE/AHMED JALLANZO

ISS Today: Stress-testing Liberia’s democratic resilience

Photo: Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association chairperson (ZNLWVA), Christopher Mutsvangwa at a media briefing in Harare on 20 November, 2017.  Photo: Sally Nyakanyanga

Zimbabwe: War Vets vow not to leave the streets until Mugabe quits

By Sally Nyakanyanga
Photo:  People pray and celebrate during a peace rally an hour after Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe was recalled as party leader of the ruling ZANU PF party, in Harare, Zimbabwe, 19 November 2017. This comes a day after tens of thousands of people took to the streets of the capital to call for President Mugabe to step down. The Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) has taken over control of running the country. EPA-EFE/KIM LUDBROOK

Zimbabwe: Mugabe's non-resignation speech may be part of a strategy

By Sally Nyakanyanga
Photo: President Mugabe delivers a confusing speech on Sunday night, 19 November 2017. (ZBC)

Zimbabwe: Mugabe’s speech leaves people confused and dejected

Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma (L) and Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe (R) embrace as they arrive for an extraordinary meeting of the SA Development Community (SADC) heads of state and government at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa, 20 June 2009. EPA/UNATI NGAMNTWINI

Zimbabwe: When is a coup not a coup?

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: Zimbabweans watch as President Robert Mugabe addresses the nation live on national TV in Harare, Zimbabwe, 19 November 2017, a day after tens of thousands of people took to the streets of the capital to call for President Mugabe to step down. EPA-EFE/KIM LUDBROOK

Zimbabwe: A Fistful of Hours – Mugabe survives, for now

Photo: Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe looks on during a rally marking Zimbabwe's 32nd independence anniversary celebrations in Harare April 18, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer

Newsflash: Mugabe removed as party leader, wife Grace banned for life

By Maynard Manyowa
Photo: People gather at an anti -Mugabe rally held by the War Veterans as part of mass action protests that have brought the city to a standstill, in Harare, Zimbabwe, 18 November 2017.  Photo: EPA-EFE/KIM LUDBROOK

Zimbabwe: Thousands march in solidarity with military, demand Robert Mugabe's exit

Photo: Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe attends the swearing-in ceremony of his Mozambican counterpart Armando Guebuza for a second term in office in the capital Maputo, January 14, 2010. REUTERS/Grant Lee Neuenburg.

Zimbabwe: Mugabe faces imminent dismissal

By Maynard Manyowa
Main photo: A woman walks past a mural or Grace and Robert Mugabe

Reporter's Harare Notebook: Not yet 'Uhuru'

By Shaun Swingler
Photo: Zimbabwean refugee artist Lovemore Kupeta hangs his works on a security fence at a busy street intersection in the affluent suburb of Sandton in Johannesburg, South Africa, 02 November 2007. Photo EPA/JON HRUSA

Zimbabweans in SA look north – will anything change?

Photo: A man walks past a local newspaper poster frontpage reading 'Mugabe Under House Arrest' on the second day after the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) took over the control of the government in Harare, Zimbabwe, 16 November 2017. Photo: EPA-EFE/AARON UFUMELI

ISS Today : Good coup, bad coup?

Main photo: Soldiers sit in an APC outside Parliament on Nelson Mandela Avenue

Harare: Business as usual (Photo Essay)

By Shaun Swingler
Photo: Zimbabwean human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa. Photo:

Zimbabwe: No point in military intervention if Mugabe retains power – human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa

By Sally Nyakanyanga
Photo: Members of the public read a copy of a local newspaper in Harare, Zimbabwe, 15 November 2017. EPA-EFE/AARON UFUMELI

Zimbabwe: Mugabe’s exit strategy on the high-level negotiation table

Photo: Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) leader Morgan Tsvangirai  addresses the media at a briefing at his Highlands residence in Harare. Photo: Shaun Swingler.

Zimbabwe: ‘If we’re approached, we’ll participate’ – opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai

By Shaun Swingler
President of Burundi Pierre Nkurunziza addresses guests during the state banquet at Tuyhuis in Cape Town in 2014. (Photo: DOC)

ISS Today: Will other African countries follow Burundi out of the ICC?

Photo: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe delivers an address at the SADC Summit in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, 2014. (Photo: GCIS)

Op-Ed: Zimbabwe faces a grave constitutional crisis

Photo: President Jacob Zuma during the SADC Extraordinary Double Troika Summit in Pretoria, South Africa. On the left is President Robert Mugabe, Chairperson of the SADC Troika meeting and in the background is Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, 20 February 2015. (GCIS)

Botswana: SADC leaders meet to discuss Zim ‘coup’

Photo: Zimbabwe National Army commander Constantino Chiwenga addresses a press conference at the army headquarters in Harare, Zimbabwe, 13 November 2017 (issued 15 November 2017). During the press conference Chiwenga called for an end to purges in the ruling Zanu-PF adding that security forces will try to stop those who intend to destroy the party. EPA-EFE/AARON UFUMELI

Analysis: Zimbabwe – a military coup is no promise of political stability

Photo: Zimbabwe War Veterans Association secretary general Victor Matemadanda addressing a press conference on behalf of other war veterans in Harare, 15 November 2017. Photo: Aaron Ufumeli/(EPA).

Zimbabwe: War vets call for political convergence

By Sally Nyakanyanga