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Simon Allison
Hunting for ghosts in Kinshasa
Hunting for ghosts in Kinshasa
Even as the DRC prepares to vote on its future, it is impossible to escape its past. And once you start looking for ghosts, you see them...
Digging up the dead: A how-to guide
Digging up the dead: A how-to guide
It is not a good day to be digging up the dead. On this particular Wednesday in November, a hot wind blows through central Pretoria, stirring up...
African Union’s internal inquiry reveals full extent of sexual harassment
African Union’s internal inquiry reveals full extent of sexual harassment
Damning findings show that sexual harassment is rife within the African Union Commission.
‘Targeted crackdown’ on society
‘Targeted crackdown’ on society
A new report claims the Zambian government is harassing and threatening its critics
The Year of the Crocodile
The Year of the Crocodile
It’s been exactly a year since Robert Mugabe resigned, but Zimbabwe is still the house that Bob built — and the new president has done...
Advantage Kabila in poll race
Advantage Kabila in poll race
With little over a month to go, the Congolese opposition is in disarray
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