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Simon Allison

Simon Allison

    Zim's disgraceful first family
    Zim's disgraceful first family
    “Rule number 1: Fuck what they think.”
    Burkina attack shows jihadists’ strength
    Burkina attack shows jihadists’ strength
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    Treason charges dropped against Zambian opposition leader
    Treason charges dropped against Zambian opposition leader
    Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has been released from prison after prosecutors dropped treason charges against him.
    The madness of Queen Grace
    The madness of Queen Grace
    Grace Mugabe, wife of Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe and a possible successor to his throne presidency, has been accused of 
    Africa’s airports are busier than ever before
    Africa’s airports are busier than ever before
    A surge in air traffic is keeping Africa’s airports busier than ever, according to new data. In the first seven months of this year, total...
    Kenyan voting comes of age
    Kenyan voting comes of age
    It is easy to forget — amid the fears of post-election violence, amid the candidates crying foul, amid scary newspaper headlines and even...
    ‘I had no idea when it would end’: Stephen McGowan recounts kidnap ordeal
    ‘I had no idea when it would end’: Stephen McGowan recounts kidnap ordeal
    Stephen McGowan returned to South Africa last week after spending six years as a hostage in Mali.
    Mauritania: New flag, same old president
    Mauritania: New flag, same old president
    The design of the Mauritanian flag is simple, yet classic: a yellow star-and-crescent set against a rectangle of emerald green.
    Three August votes highlight three very different democracies
    Three August votes highlight three very different democracies
    ANGOLA: The managed succession
    Rastas finally at home in their Zion
    Rastas finally at home in their Zion
    The spiritual homeland of Rastafarianism is in Shashamane, a small, nondescript town about 200km south of Addis Ababa. The only clue to its...
    Kabila's rivals need a better plan
    Kabila's rivals need a better plan
    So far, this has been another miserable year for opponents of Joseph Kabila. The Congolese president’s strategy of delaying elections with...