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Simon Allison
Shot 16 times, but still defiant
Shot 16 times, but still defiant
Tundu Lissu is a Tanzanian MP and a member of Chadema, the main opposition party. In September 2017, two gunmen attacked him outside his house...
Exclusive: African Union boss accused of hiring ‘old crony’ — by his deputy
Exclusive: African Union boss accused of hiring ‘old crony’ — by his deputy
The deputy chairperson of the African Union Commission launched an unprecedented attack on his boss, chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat, in a letter...
It is far too early to celebrate peace in the Central African Republic
It is far too early to celebrate peace in the Central African Republic
In late 2017, from his air-conditioned office inside a fortified compound in central Bangui, the man tasked with keeping the peace in the Central...
Ethiopia gets its injera back
Ethiopia gets its injera back
The Ethiopian government is celebrating a major victory in a long-running dispute over who owns the patent for products made from teff - an ancient...
Mnangagwa’s pre-emptive strike
Mnangagwa’s pre-emptive strike
‘It’s the worst since 2008.”
Ethiopian Airline’s Achilles heel
Ethiopian Airline’s Achilles heel
Ethiopian Airlines is now the continent’s largest airline by fleet size, passenger numbers, revenue and profit — an astonishing success...
Zimbabwe: After the crackdown, the purge
Zimbabwe: After the crackdown, the purge
Targeted abductions and detentions are dismantling opposition to President Mnangagwa’s government - just when Zimbabwe needs civil society...
Vicious crackdown in Zimbabwe
Vicious crackdown in Zimbabwe
Experts say the harsh reaction is a symptom of a bankrupt and desperate government
​Boy Scouts in a war zone
​Boy Scouts in a war zone
There are more boy scouts than peacekeepers in the Central African Republic. Even in the midst of a civil war, the scouts are arguably more...
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.