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Zambia militarises its police force ahead of 2021 polls

Whilst the country is grappling with the novel Corona Virus 2019 pandemic with cases spiralling out of control and...

Tanzania: Will the 2020 General Elections Usher in a New Era of Elite Compromise?

By Sabatho Nyamsenda Africa’s encounter with Europe since the 15th century produced, inter alia, the colonial state and the...

Politics During A Pandemic: How President Uhuru Kenyatta Is Clipping His Deputy’s Wings

In the first article that we published this year, we made predictions about political developments that were likely to...

Press Freedom: COVID-19 Reporting Presents New Threats To Journalists In the Continent

As the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues to sweep across the continent, governments are stepping up emergency measures to slow...

COVID-19, South Africa, and humility regarding scientific reasoning

Eusebius McKaiser (host of a show on South Africa’s Radio 702) and I were meant to be part of...

Kenya’s Elusive Bridges of Unity

In March 2018, Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta pulled a surprise move that caught everyone...

South Africa’s FW de Klerk, the Democratic Alliance, and crimes against sanity

Sometimes a technical definition of something matters significantly less than the demonstrable effects it has had. If Harvey Weinstein...

Uganda Moves to Double Down on Repressive Social Media Tax

As I strolled down the winding campus streets of Makerere University on a calm evening, I met an acquaintance....

The Michael Sata I Knew: From A Reporter’s Perspective

I first came to learn of Michael Sata from his several mentions on ZNBC radio when i was growing...

Xenophobia… South Africa’s call to support democracy in the region?

The recent wave of violent attacks targeting foreign nationals living in South Africa has shattered the country’s reputation for...

Uganda: 57 years on, political freedoms remain elusive

On October 9, 1962, the Union Jack flag was lowered and the Uganda national flag was hoisted – bringing...

Mbeki Remembering Mugabe: Nostalgia and Talking Back at Blair

South Africa’s former president Thabo Mbeki recently gave a relatively brief speech on the legacy of the late Robert...

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