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Simon Allison

Simon Allison

    Somaliland’s independence bid boosted by geostrategic shakeup
    Somaliland’s independence bid boosted by geostrategic shakeup
    For nearly three decades, the holy grail of politics in Somaliland has been its quest for international recognition. Somaliland is not its own...
    Ugandan police catch thief with his pants down - literally
    Ugandan police catch thief with his pants down - literally
    A Ugandan fraudster has been caught with his pants down, literally, according to a report in Uganda’s Daily Monitor.
    Somalia’s new regime flounders
    Somalia’s new regime flounders
    Change always breeds optimism and it was no different when Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed was elected as president of Somalia in February last year....
    Can Southern Africa save the DRC?
    Can Southern Africa save the DRC?
    As President Joseph Kabila continues to hang on to power in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), two years and counting beyond the expiry of...
    The high price of cigarettes
    The high price of cigarettes
    By now, we all know that smoking cigarettes is bad for your health. But it can also be bad for the health of the people that make those cigarettes...
    Ethiopia’s slow-motion revolution
    Ethiopia’s slow-motion revolution
    By the usual rules of Ethiopia’s rigid political hierarchy, the country’s new prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, is all wrong for the job.
    Egypt anoints a new pharaoh
    Egypt anoints a new pharaoh
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    Evan Mawarire’s next chapter: #ThisFlag pastor to run for local office
    Evan Mawarire’s next chapter: #ThisFlag pastor to run for local office
    Evan Mawarire, the pastor who launched the #ThisFlag protest movement in Zimbabwe, on Tuesday announced his intention to run for a local government...
    Analytica link taints Kenyatta
    Analytica link taints Kenyatta
    Even before the Cambridge Analytica revelations of its role in Kenya’s elections broke this week, the legitimacy of Uhuru Kenyatta as president...
    Africa’s free trade fairy tale
    Africa’s free trade fairy tale
    A cross section of Africa’s most powerful people gathered in Kigali this week to sell a dream - and sell it hard.
    Ramaphosa floats the idea of an 'African bitcoin'
    Ramaphosa floats the idea of an 'African bitcoin'
    Simon Allison in Kigali
    Lord Hain’s Zimbabwe hypocrisy
    Lord Hain’s Zimbabwe hypocrisy
    Simon Allison for the M&G and Sally Evans for amaBhungane