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Simon Allison
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...
Gunfire, tanks and injuries in Harare as Zim election turns violent
Gunfire, tanks and injuries in Harare as Zim election turns violent
Just hours after international observers praised a “peaceful” electoral process, violent scenes erupted in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare.
Faking Nigeria’s iconic football shirt: A how-to guide
Faking Nigeria’s iconic football shirt: A how-to guide
Abuja — When the new Nigerian football shirt was released in June, just a few weeks before the Super Eagles departed...
Prince Harry’s Mandela tribute marred by links to controversial businessmen
Prince Harry’s Mandela tribute marred by links to controversial businessmen
This week, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visited an exhibition in London that marked 100 years since Nelson Mandela’s birth. The exhibition was...
Ramaphosa: 'Like it or not, Nigeria and South Africa are joined at the hip'
Ramaphosa: 'Like it or not, Nigeria and South Africa are joined at the hip'
Abuja —It is no secret that Africa’s two superpowers do not get along.
'Don’t take too long': Ramaphosa dares Nigeria to sign free trade deal
'Don’t take too long': Ramaphosa dares Nigeria to sign free trade deal
Abuja — Forty-nine African countries have signed the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement, but Nigeria —...
Ethiopia’s 100-day revolution
Ethiopia’s 100-day revolution
Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopia’s new prime minister, has made sweeping changes in his first 100 days in office. In this he is not alone: all new leaders...
Ethiopia’s Prime Minister got stood up — by a robot
Ethiopia’s Prime Minister got stood up — by a robot
When Abiy met Sophia: the unlikely story of the Ethiopian prime minister and the world’s most famous robot.