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Pandemic of human rights abuses haunts governments in East and Southern Africa

In a year defined by Covid-19, human rights violations, including massacres of civilians and crackdowns on opposition parties, have plagued these regions

Angola’s president squanders his early goodwill

Angolans lose faith in João Lourenço as the economy tanks and corruption persists

In Softie, politics takes a personal toll on Boniface Mwangi – and his family

Softie is an intimate portrait of how political activism complicates family life

State of democracy in Africa: Changing leaders doesn’t change politics

The Bertelsmann Transformation Index Africa Report 2020, A Changing of the Guards or A Change of Systems?, suggests that we should be cautious about the prospects for rapid political improvements

Make corruption reporting meaningful

Critiques of corruption must explicitly disrupt corporate globalism, imperialism, racism, authoritarianism, militarism, elitism and sexism

Editorial: The Western enablers of global corruption

The Luanda Leaks, publicised late on Sunday evening, have vividly outlined the scale of the business empire of Isabel dos Santos, daughter of the...

Laundering Isabel dos Santos

"African corruption" is only African as regards its victims. Its perpetrators are institutions and individuals from across the globe who are willing to loot without conscience as they watch their offshore accounts grow.

Isabel dos Santos did not loot Angola alone

Once again, Western auditing and consulting firms shamelessly facilitated corruption on an international scale

Angola’s dos Santos family empire in the firing line

Law enforcement agencies are cracking down on the high profile family of former Angolan president José Eduardo dos Santos, accused of plundering revenues from...

A mixed bag for human rights in Southern Africa in 2019

Abuses continued from Angola to Zimbabwe but there were also victories for people’s rights

Can Southern Africa’s liberation movements really rid the region of corruption?

Combatting corruption has been at the heart of many of their campaigns. The question is: can they succeed?

Strategic trends in Africa in 2019

Economic growth is on the up, but so is debt; foreign powers are circling and democracy is retreating, but people power continues

The enduring appeal of liberation movements

Liberation movements attracted more than half of the popular vote in their most recent parliamentary elections in many African countries

Angolans feel let down two years into new presidency

The euphoria that accompanied João Lourenço's new presidency has ebbed away amid the stark realities of a profoundly dysfunctional political economy

Slice of life: The fight in me

In the 11 years since I watched that MMA video, my life has been centred around fitness, boxing and mixed martial arts

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Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

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