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Covid-19: Vaccinate, but don’t stop testing

Testing and isolating the infected are still the most effective response to the pandemic

Rewriting colonial narratives? You might want a new font

Osmond Tshuma’s ‘Colonial Bastard’ typeface shakes the canon of typography in Africa

Zambia faces birth control shortages after UK slashes UN funding

The United Nations Population Fund is the world’s largest provider of contraception to poor countries. The UK’s cuts to the agency are almost three times more severe than anything imposed previously by the Trump administration

No masks. No Covid. But problems do abound

With no cases of Covid-19, a Zimbabwe informal settlement’s residents are more concerned about making ends meet – and their imminent eviction

Cameroon’s democratic repositioning: Is the republic now a de facto monarchy?

Franck Biya, a Cameroonian businessman is also the son of President Paul Biya. Does this mean he will be president, too?

New sex abuse claims against aid workers exposed in DRC

Investigation finds extensive abuse of power by men allegedly working at organisations such as the World Health Organisation

The UN and AU must better protect children caught in war

The UN’s annual list of perpetrators, once an effective deterrent, appears to have lost its teeth

International Day of Families: Fight the equity divide

Fight the equity divide so that African families have adequate food, social protection and access to technology

SADC remains conspicuously silent on vaccines as many continue to die

The SADC states have failed to deliver on their human rights obligations by not securing vaccines

Why the polls still need watching

Although still needed, the relevance and credibility of electoral observers requires assessment

Chad on edge after Déby’s death

The sudden death of Chad’s president, who had ruled for 30 years, has left palpable tension and a lack of security in the air

Namibian court rejects couple’s appeal to bring their babies home

A same-sex couple’s struggle to have their children via surrogacy granted citizenship in Namibia, where marriage between men is not yet legal, is being stonewalled at every turn

Family dynasties fuel conflict across Africa

“Family fortunes” in Chad reflect further-reaching dynamics of ruling

World Press Freedom Day

A gift to the world from African journalists The African journalists finalised their definition of press freedom on 3 May 1991.  The United Nations Educational...

Farmers, civil rights groups oppose Uganda’s oil project

Farmers and the rights groups have called for an in-depth evaluation of the effects on people’s lives and the environment

International academics reject sedition charge against Zambia’s Dr Sishuwa

The charge stems from his opinion piece published in the M&G on his country’s upcoming elections

How youth can reshape political participation in Nigeria

Can Nigeria’s #EndSars protests restructure electoral politics? Or will they simply become a dramatic, but ineffective interlude, to the status quo?

Interview with Michela Wrong: The tool of power in Rwanda is fear

Michela Wrong debunks the myth of Rwanda as a model developmental state and a poster child for Western aid, the theme of her latest book

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