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Thandika Mkandawire: An intellectual giant, an pan-Africanist

Thandika Mkandawire, who died in Stockholm, Sweden, on March 27 after a battle with cancer, was a renowned development economist, an institution builder and a pan-Africanist

Reflections on the 2013 Zimbabwe elections

Calling them 'credible' means the bar had to be lowered if any African election experience was to pass the test.

Negotiating out of the maze

On hearing that Kenneth Kaunda had lost to Frederick Chiluba in Zambia's 1991 presidential election, Zaire's strongman, Mobutu Sese Seko, is reported to have remarked: ''Lose an election? How? - That's stupid!''

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