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Simon Allison
Bobi Wine’s unlikely hero
Bobi Wine’s unlikely hero
Bobi Wine’s heroes share a single trait: “They are people who stood for what was right, regardless of what kind of terror they were faced...
Bobi Wine to return to Uganda on Monday
Bobi Wine to return to Uganda on Monday
Ugandan reggae star-turned-resistance leader Bobi Wine will return to Uganda on Monday, he told the Mail & Guardian.
Zimbabwe’s opposition copies the Kenyan playbook
Zimbabwe’s opposition copies the Kenyan playbook
When Nelson Chamisa this week announced his intention to inaugurate himself as “People’s President” of Zimbabwe, he was following in the...
Fight to free Britain’s last African colony
Fight to free Britain’s last African colony
Liseby Elysé remembers the Chagos Islands as a tropical paradise. “Every person had a job, had their family, had their culture. We ate only...
Britain fights for control of its last African colony
Britain fights for control of its last African colony
On Monday, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Hague began public hearings that may determine the fate of the Chagos Islands — Britain’s last remaining African colony....
Catch the overnight sleeper from Jozi to Durban
Catch the overnight sleeper from Jozi to Durban
The Shosholoza Meyl leaves Park Station just after sunset, heading east. From the window of the tourist-class cabin, Johannesburg looks subtly...
The boy who walked again
The boy who walked again
Bangui — ‘I was in a church, and then it all happened. It was a rocket,” says Jeovahni Mongounou.
Bobi Wine, Uganda’s ‘ghetto president’, upstages the real head of state
Bobi Wine, Uganda’s ‘ghetto president’, upstages the real head of state
Robert Kyagulanyi cannot remember the day that Yoweri Museveni was first inaugurated as president of Uganda. It was 33 years ago, and he was just...
If Mnangagwa gets away with it, then Kabila can too
If Mnangagwa gets away with it, then Kabila can too
We knew, even before the first vote was cast, that Zimbabwe’s election was marred by serious irregularities. These included, but were certainly...
A pilgrimage to the home of Africa's finest chilli sauce
A pilgrimage to the home of Africa's finest chilli sauce
Nyirangarama — An older, well-dressed Rwandan gentleman sits down to lunch, a heaped plate of beef stew and beans on...
Mozambique imposes prohibitive new fees on foreign correspondents
Mozambique imposes prohibitive new fees on foreign correspondents
Mozambique is set to introduce prohibitively expensive fees for foreign journalists, in an apparent attempt to discourage reporting from the...
This new Zimbabwe is not so different, after all
This new Zimbabwe is not so different, after all
On Wednesday, the ‘New Zimbabwe’ disappeared in a puff of teargas and a hail of live ammunition, as soldiers attacked civilians and tanks...