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21 February 2018 11:46 (South Africa)

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

  • Greg Mills
    Greg Mills
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
Photo:Mauritius by Sofitel So Mauritius (Flickr)

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Photo: Women perform during celebrations of Liberia’s 170 years of Independence at the Centennial Memorial Pavilion in Monrovia, Liberia 26 July 2017.  Photo: EPA/AHMED JALLANZO

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Photo: A file photo dated 09 March 2013 shows Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta smiling after winning in the 2013 Presidential election in Nairobi, Kenya. Photo: EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU.

Right of Reply: President Kenyatta has a viable plan for Kenya

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Photo: Former Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe (C) attends the 107th edition of the Harare Agricultural Show in Harare, Zimbabwe, 25 August 2017 (reissued 09 January 2018). Media reports on 09 January 2018 state that Zimbabwe’s anti-corruption agency is investigating whether Grace Mugabe fraudulently obtained a doctorate after lecturers at the University of Zimbabwe called for her PhD awarded in 2014 to be investigated. She allegedly received the PhD in months despite doctorates normally needing years of research. EPA-EFE/AARON UFUMELI

Zimbabwe: Anti-corruption unit probes former first lady’s ‘deceitfully’ acquired PhD

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Photo: Thousands of the Movement For Democratic Change (MDC T) supporters gathered at the party headquarters in Harare, Zimbabwe, 18 February 2018 as they mourn the party leader Morgan Tsvangirai who died in South Africa on 14 February 2018 from colon cancer. The former Prime Minister will be buried in his rural home in Buhera, 270 km east of Harare on 20 February 2018. EPA-EFE/AARON UFUMELI

The SADC Wrap: Zim’s MDC-T faces split post Tsvangirai, Malawi to roll out cholera vaccination

Photo: US actor/cast member Chadwick Boseman arrives for the European premiere of Black Panther at the Hammersmith Apollo in London, Britain, 08 February 2018.  EPA-EFE/WILL OLIVER

Black Panther: Shining a light onto Africans’ self-belief and aspirations

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Ethiopia’s ‘Entwined’ Democracy and Development

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Photo: Frelimo party presidential candidate, and future president, Filipe Nyusi (C) after casting his vote at a polling station in Maputo, Mozambique, 15 October 2014. EPA/ANTONIO SILVA

ISS Today: Who benefits from Frenamo’s partocracy?

Photo: Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai addresses the media at his official residence in the capital, Harare, Zimbabwe, 03 August 2013.  EPA/AARON UFUMELI

Zimbabwe: Morgan Tsvangirai, ‘icon and fighter for democracy’, dies at 65

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File Photo: Outgoing President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf arrives for the inauguration of president elect George Weah at the Samuel Kanyon Doe stadium in Monrovia, Liberia, 22 January 2018. EPA-EFE/AHMED JALLANZO

ISS Today: Is Ellen Johnson Sirleaf a worthy Ibrahim Prize winner?

Photo: Attorney General Charles Mhango is faulted on 'misplaced enthusiasm'

amaBhungane: Private company ‘captured’ Malawi’s attorney-general office

Photo: Algerian Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia speaks during his electoral campaign for the local elections, in Algiers, Algeria, 24 November 2012 (reissued 15 August 2017). EPA/MOHAMED MESSARA

ISS Today: Nepad and the battle for the soul of the African Union

Photo: A woman uses a piece of cloth to squeeze out mercury to separate it from gold before it is heated to extrat raw gold at a gold mining site in Osiri, Migori county, western Kenya, 01 March 2016.  EPA/DAI KUROKAWA

Africa Mining Indaba: Rewards to those who reap in the windfall cycle

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Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma (L) walks with Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe at Harare International airport, March 16, 2010. Zuma is in the country for a three-day state visit to try and solve a deadlock on outstanding issues in Zimbabwe's unity government between President Robert Mugabe and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai. Picture taken March 16, 2010. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

Op-Ed: Access to justice in Africa – the fight for an effective SADC tribunal

Photo: Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of the MDC (Movement for Democratic Change) addresses the media during a press conference, Harare, 16 November 2017.  EPA-EFE/KIM LUDBROOK

The SADC Wrap: ‘Morbid jostling’ sours battle for Tsvangirai’s successor as Mnangagwa heads for Botswana; law ‘spooks’ DRC mining

File Photo: In this picture just made available on 20 September 2007 villager herds cattle across flood waters in the Budalangi area in Western Kenya on 19 September 2007. EPA/-

ISS Today: Africa’s violent trade in cattle, guns and bullets

Photo: Protesters attempt to leave the safe haven of a church during violent protests that left five people dead and scores injured in Kinshas, DRC Congo, 21 January 2018 (issued 23 January 2018). The banned protest was against President Joseph Kabila after he stated that he would not step down at the end of his term in December 2018. EPA-EFE/ROBERT CARRUBBA

The DRC crisis can no longer be neglected

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Winter Olympics 2018: All eyes on remarkable Nigerian women bobsleigh team

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Photo: Madagascar President Hery Rajaonarimampianina during a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping (not seen) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, 27 March 2017. Madagascar's president is on an official visit to China. Photo: EPA/LINTAO ZHANG / POOL

ISS Today: Madagascar's Hery must avoid the worst plague of all

Photo: The leader of the Kenyan opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) Raila Odinga (C) raises a bible as he 'takes an oath' during the 'swearing-in' ceremony in Nairobi, Kenya, 30 January 2018. Odinga was 'sworn-in' as an alternative President of Kenya despite the warning by the government of Uhuru Kenyatta who won the disputed repeat Presidential election that such an act can amount to a treason. Photo: EPA-EFE/DANIEL IRUNGU

ISS Today: Two wrongs don’t right Kenya’s political crisis

Photo: Roy and Heather Bennett, Serenje, Zambia, 2017.

Op-Ed: Roy and Heather Bennett – a tribute

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Catholic Church: Priest accused of abuse in Ireland sent by church to Malawi

File Photo: A photograph made available 31 August 2013 shows a a Tuareg MNLA (Mouvement National de Liberation de l'Azawad) rebel standing guard at the governor’s residence in Kidal, Mali on 25 August 2013.  Photo:  EPA/TANYA BINDRA

ISS Today: Mali’s myriad armed groups prevent stability

Photo: Liberian President George Weah speaks to legislators during his State of the Nation address at the joint chambers of the National Legislators in Monrovia, Liberia, 29 January 2018. Photo: EPA-EFE/AHMED JALLANZO

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Photo: A Kenyan electronics dealer stands in front of black screens on televisions showing ‘No Signal’ on what is supposed to be three of Kenya’s local TV channels taken off air, at an electronics shop in Nairobi, Kenya, 01 February 2018. Kenya’s three private TV stations – NTV, KTN and Citizen TV – reportedly were taken off air on 31 January following their live coverage of the opposition’s ceremony to ‘swear in’ Raila Odinga who lost a disputed presidential election in late 2017. EPA-EFE/DANIEL IRUNGU

Analysis: Kenyans need to fear autocracy by stealth

Photo: Protesters attempt to leave the safe heaven of a church during violent protests that left five people dead and scores injured in Kinshasa, DRC Congo, 21 January 2018. The banned protest was against President Joseph Kabila after he stated that he would not step down at the end of his term in December 2018. EPA-EFE/ROBERT CARRUBBA

The SADC Wrap: DRC gears up for poll, Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa charms UK emissary, Mozambique’s R2bn debt scandal

Photo: A boat sails on the river Nile during sunset in Luxor, Egypt, 8 September 2017. Photo: EPA-EFE/KHALED ELFIQI

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Photo: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the Brand SA briefing on a side event at the World Economic Forum 2017 in Davos, Switzerland. (Photo: GCIS)

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