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18 October 2017 18:33 (South Africa)
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ISS Today: Can South Africa risk going back into CAR?

  • PETER FABRICIUS
    PETER FABRICIUS
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
Photo: The leader of The National Super Alliance (NASA) opposition coalition and its presidential candidate Raila Odinga looks on during his campaign rally in Nairobi, Kenya, 24 September 2017. Photo: EPA-EFE/DANIEL IRUNGU

ISS Today: An election is no panacea for Kenya’s stability

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Photo: Classroom in Mali. Photo: Curt Carnemark / World Bank (flickr)

ISS Today: Terrorism puts education on hold in Mali

By ISS TODAY
Photo: A group of the 108 migrants rescued by the Libyan Coast Guards rest near their clothes left to dry under the sun after their arrival at a naval base in Tripoli, Libya, 21 December 2015. Photo: EPA/STRINGER

ISS Today: Is business trumping peace efforts in Libya?

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe (C)   inspects a guard of honour mounted for him, before he officially opened the Fifth Session of the Eighth Parliament of Zimbabwe in Harare, Zimbabwe, 12 September 2017. The Fifth Session will be the last before the 2018 elections of which the date is yet to be set.  EPA-EFE/AARON UFUMELI

The SADC Wrap: DRC elections still on hold, Mugabe launches cybersecurity ministry – and ‘vampires’ murdered in Malawi

By KRISTEN VAN SCHIE
Photo: Vendors sell their products along the streets of Harare. Photo: Sally Nyakanyanga.

Zimbabwe: On Mugabe’s directive, crackdown on desperate vendors begins

By Sally Nyakanyanga
Photo: Tom Anderson (flickr)

ISS Today: Ghana’s bold step away from the ‘war on drugs’

By ISS TODAY
Photo: In this file 18 June 2009 file photo taken in Chudja, Ituri Province in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) a Congolese artisan mine worker carries gold-rich earth out of a pit for water processing. EPA/MARC HOFER

Op-Ed: Africa needs her mineral wealth to benefit the continent

By Claude Kabemba
Photo: Young Sudanese children hold a banner reading in Arabic 'Lift the injustice' during a protest against longstanding US sanctions on Sudan, outside the US embassy, Khartoum, Sudan, 03 November 2015. Photo: EPA/MORWAN ALI

ISS Today: Are sanctions working in Sudan?

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi 'Farmajo' Mohamed, March 2017. Photo: EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU

ISS Today: How the Gulf crisis is destabilising Somalia

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Photo: A supporter of the opposition coalition The National Super Alliance (NASA) and its presidential candidate Raila Odinga stands on Odinga's campaign vehicle as he joins others to protest in Nairobi, Kenya, 6 October 2017.  Photo: EPA-EFE/DAI KUROKAWA

Kenya Poll: Decision to withdraw from repeat elections could stoke violence

By PETER FABRICIUS
Photo: A file picture dated 02 April 2014 shows the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Lesotho, Tom Thabane, arriving at the fourth EU-Africa Summit of Heads of States at the European council headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. EPA/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

SADC delays sending protection force into troubled Lesotho

By PETER FABRICIUS
Photo: Women buy coconuts in order to resell them in the Abobo community of Abidjan, the commercial capital of Ivory Coast, on Monday, 29 March 2004. The Ivory Coast was once one of the richest countries in Africa due to its valuable ivory exports. However, droughts in the region and economic recessions caused the country to experience hardships. Photo: Herve Gbekide/(EPA).

ISS Today: Africa’s future – seven key trends

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Photo: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe (R) is flanked by his deputy Emmerson Mnangagwa (L) as he reads a copy of the country's 2017 National Budget in the house of parliament, in Harare, Zimbabwe, 08 December 2016. Photo: EPA/AARON UFUMELI

Zimbabwe Cabinet reshuffle – an exercise of power, not a plan to address an ailing economy

By Sally Nyakanyanga
Photo: Exclusive breastfeeding is critical in early childhood development and helps prevention of diseases early and later in life. Feed the Children with its partners under Tiwalere project is promoting exclusive breastfeeding for children between 0-6 months and complementary feeding from 6 months onward. This is a Care Group Volunteer conducting home education visits to a lactating mother in Dowa district, central region of Malawi. Photo: Feed the Children / Wezzie Grace Kenan

GroundUp: Malawian High Court narrows scope of HIV criminalisation laws

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Op-Ed: It’s time to acknowledge the impact of capital flight on developing countries

By Leonce Ndikumana
Photo: Children with gourds wait for permission to gather the spilled grains from air-drops of World Food Programme aircraft in the drop zone near Thiekthou, Sudan. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Op-Ed: Making Africa work – some hints for donors

By GREG MILLS, JEFFREY HERBST & DICKIE DAVIS
Photo: (left) Nobel Peace Prize winner Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf (L) during the award ceremony in Oslo, December 10, 2011. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger; (right) Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma at the final day of the ANC policy conference, 5 July 2017 (Ihsaan Haffejee)

ANC Leadership Race: As Sirleaf bows out in Liberia, could Dlamini Zuma be a true champion of women in the south?

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: The sun rises over the Kwedi area in the Okavango Delta, around 30km north of Mombo, Botswana, 04 October 2007. Photo: Gernot Hensel/(EPA).

Botswana: Government fishing ban cuts lifeline to impoverished villagers

By INK
File photo: Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane arrives at the White House in Washington DC on 5 August 2014. Photo: Michael Reynolds/(EPA).

ISS Today: Is SADC flexing its muscle at last in Lesotho?

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Photo: Botswana’s Minister of Presidential Affairs and Public Administration, Eric Molale. Photo: Herivelto Batista (Flickr)

Botswana: State official under scrutiny over gravel business and under-serviced loans

By INK
Photo: Then President of the Republic of Malawi, Joyce Banda, delivers a speech at the Nutrition For Growth Global Hunger Summit in London, Britain, 08 June 2013. Photo: EPA/ANDY RAIN

Millions in fertiliser debts from Joyce Banda’s administration dog Malawi government

By AMABHUNGANE
Photo: President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe speaks during the General Debate of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York on 21 September 2017. Photo: Jason Scenes/(EPA-EFE).

ISS Today: Zimbabwe’s succession Rubik’s Cube

By ISS TODAY
Photo: President Jacob Zuma receives the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, during his official visit to South Africa to attend the 2nd Session of the South Africa-Zimbabwe Bi-National Commission (BNC) held in Pretoria on October 3, 2017 (GCIS).

Mugabe raises spectre of SA-Zimbabwe clampdown on ‘bad guys’ behind cyber attacks

By PETER FABRICIUS
Photo: A file photograph showing Joseph Kabila, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, arriving at the Southern Africa Development Community extraordinary summit held in Maputo on 8 February 2013.  Photo: Antonio Silva (EPA)

Op-Ed: Is the Congolese opposition ready to govern?

By Claude Kabemba
Photo: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe (L) accompanied by his wife Grace (R) arrive at the National Heroes Acre in Harare, Zimbabwe, 26 August 2017. EPA-EFE/AARON UFUMELI

GraceLess: Robert Mugabe to visit South Africa without First Lady Grace on his arm

By PETER FABRICIUS
Photo: An African Union soldier from Uganda guards his commander after Somali government soldiers and AU forces captured weapons from Al Shabab Islamist militia, Marka, Somalia, 24 October 2012. Included in the weapons haul where RPG rocket launchers and other heavy arms. Photo: Elyas Ahmed/(EPA)

ISS Today: Amnesty just one step towards silencing the guns

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Photo: Angolan President João Lourenço during an interview with Agencia Efe news agency, in Madrid, Spain, 28 August 2017 (issued 29 August 2017).  Photo: EPA-EFE/Fernando Villar

The SADC Wrap: A new president for Angola as Zimbabwe targets forex black market

By KRISTEN VAN SCHIE
Photo: Liberians walk past an election day countdown billboard at the Commission Headquarters in Monrovia on 27 September 2017. There has been reports of campaign violence in Monrovia, and Nimba Counties recently. The presidential and general elections are scheduled for 10 October. Photo: Ahmed Jallanzo/(EPA)

ISS Today: Liberia’s next president has a mountain to climb

By ISS TODAY
Photo: A view of the Mono River where Togo and Benin meet and where the Adjarala Hydropower station project is located. Photo: Kossi Elom Balao

Togo and Benin pin energy hopes on controversial dam

By Kossi Elom Balao