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Simon Allison
Carlos Lopes: ‘Africa needs its own green new deal’
Carlos Lopes: ‘Africa needs its own green new deal’
A new book by a leading economist challenges current negative perceptions about the continent.
The faceless insurgency in Mozambique that no one can explain
The faceless insurgency in Mozambique that no one can explain
In June last year, the Mail & Guardian...
Afrobarometer: ‘68% of Africans don’t think their vote is secret’
Afrobarometer: ‘68% of Africans don’t think their vote is secret’
Sixty-eight percent of Africans are not confident that their vote is secret, according to a new survey published by...
It’s too early to celebrate
It’s too early to celebrate
It is not inconceivable that by the end of this month — perhaps even the end of this week — three North African countries will have new...
Algeria, Sudan, Libya: Revolutions are hard — and unpredictable
Algeria, Sudan, Libya: Revolutions are hard — and unpredictable
It is not inconceivable that by the end of this month — perhaps even the end of this week — three North African countries will have new...
Tanzania reconsiders harsh media laws
Tanzania reconsiders harsh media laws
Tanzania’s Information Minister Harrison Mwakyembe said that his government is open to reviewing the controversial Media Services Act, which has...
Vaccines alone won’t beat Ebola
Vaccines alone won’t beat Ebola
The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Kivu region began officially on August1 last year, when authorities confirmed that four...
Cyclone Idai: The girl who was born in a mango tree, above the floods
Cyclone Idai: The girl who was born in a mango tree, above the floods
Cyclone Idai struck Mozambique and Zimbabwe last month, leaving a trail of devastation in its wake. But amid the horror are also stories of...
Cyclone Idai: After the floods, the famine. And then more of the same
Cyclone Idai: After the floods, the famine. And then more of the same
Overnight, Mozambique’s second-largest city disappeared. All the lights in Beira went off. Its buildings vanished under six metres of water. Its...
US war in Somalia kills civilians
US war in Somalia kills civilians
In June 2018, the United States department of defence confidently told the US Congress that its military operations in Somalia, including air...
Civilian body count grows as US intensifies its war in Somalia
Civilian body count grows as US intensifies its war in Somalia
In June 2018, the United States department of defence confidently told the United States Congress that its military operations in Somalia —...
‘Everything is destroyed’: 850 000 people in danger as Cyclone Idai moves west
‘Everything is destroyed’: 850 000 people in danger as Cyclone Idai moves west
Almost 850 000 people have been affected by severe rains and flooding caused by cyclone Idai, a tropical cyclone that hit the Mozambican port of...