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Myths shroud Mulanje mountain

The stunning scenery of Malawi’s only mountain is a drawcard for local and foreign visitors

Côte d’Ivoire starts Ebola jabs after first case in decades

Ivorian health workers had previously said that vaccinations of "targeted groups" had already begun on Sunday

Zambia’s new president vows ‘better’ democracy after landslide win

Speaking shortly after his predecessor Edgar Lungu conceded defeat, the business tycoon and veteran opposition leader said his camp had been victims of a "brutal regime that is exiting"

Zambia’s opposition leader Hichilema wins presidential vote at sixth bid

Business tycoon and opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema was on Monday declared winner of the hotly contested presidential election in debt-burdened Zambia

The rise and fall of Mike Sonko — Nairobi’s Matatu King

Mike Sonko first rose to fame (and infamy) as a taxi overlord. He used his power to become the governor of Nairobi, before being outfoxed by the political elite

Poverty underscores Zambia poll

The opposition party hopes the sharp economic decline will swing voters their way

Zambians go to elections amid turmoil. What’s at stake

What is worrisome is that even if Zambians desire political change, research indicates that fear of facing electoral violence lowers support for democracy

Botswana: ‘Masisi is mismanaging Covid-19’

Six months into Botswana’s vaccine roll-out, only 5% of the population has been vaccinated

Can-do youth spirit invades Rodrigues island

Young Indian Ocean islanders are turning to technology and creativity to find ways to generate work at home

Zambia should commit to tackling toxic lead mine’s legacy

Residents of Kabwe have been poisoned for decades and now UN experts have called for an urgent clean-up

Malawi moves to Maggie Mkandawire’s beat

Empowering her people through music and education, Maggie Mkandawire fights the Covid-19 pandemic in her own unique way

Towards an Africa in which every child feels secure

Ending violence against children is one of the most important priorities, but it won’t happen without political leadership

Africa CDC prioritises full vaccination over Pfizer booster

The continent’s public health agency said the latest figures showed that 6.5-million cases of Covid-19 had been reported in Africa, out of which some 867 000 people had died

On failed states and the pitfalls of Western commentary

The tendency of Western commentators to dress up African tragedies in the patronizing logic of relativism

Anglophone Cameroon plays politics with no-work day

With Mondays enforced as off-days from work in conflict-ridden Cameroon, gathering at dog meat eateries to consume the delicacy and drink alcohol has become a weekly pastime.

Children’s education in sub-Saharan Africa cannot wait

Children are being deprived not only of education, but also nutrition. Governments and the international community must secure these inalienable rights

Clashes in Tunisia after president ousts PM amid Covid protests

Street clashes erupted Monday outside Tunisia's army-barricaded parliament, a day after President Kais Saied ousted the prime minister and suspended the legislature, plunging the young democracy into a constitutional crisis

Five things to watch in the Zambian elections

Zambia will hold presidential elections in three weeks’ time amidst an ongoing economic crisis and rising political tensions. These are the five most important things to look out for in the elections
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