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Simon Allison
Shabby South Africa 'misses the boat' at China trade fair
Shabby South Africa 'misses the boat' at China trade fair
The South African pavilion was a ‘disservice to the country’ — and no one could speak Mandarin
Dirco confirms release of former M&G editor, colleague
Dirco confirms release of former M&G editor, colleague
Former Mail & Guardian editor Angela Quintal and her Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) colleague Muthoki Mumo were released by Tanzanian...
Mo Ibrahim: Africa’s decade of ‘lost opportunity’
Mo Ibrahim: Africa’s decade of ‘lost opportunity’
The 2018 African governance index was released this week. It’s not good news.
What if Jamal Khashoggi had been killed in South Africa?
What if Jamal Khashoggi had been killed in South Africa?
We all know the basics by now: when Saudi Arabian journalist and commentator Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul on...
Taiwan’s tricky place in the world
Taiwan’s tricky place in the world
As global uncertainty increases, so the Republic of China’s future becomes more uncertain
Abiy Ahmed's Ethiopian exceptionalism
Abiy Ahmed's Ethiopian exceptionalism
Ethiopia’s new prime minister is trying to do things differently. If he succeeds, the consequences will be felt beyond his borders
When Ye met Yoweri, and worlds collided
When Ye met Yoweri, and worlds collided
In a world where power is measured in Instagram likes, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian-West are royalty.
South African phones targeted by notorious ‘governments only’ spyware
South African phones targeted by notorious ‘governments only’ spyware
Electronic devices infected with Pegasus, a notorious spyware program sold only to governments, have been discovered in South Africa. The spyware,...
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...