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Hosni Mubarak is dead, but the Egypt he built is alive and well

Despite the efforts of the Arab Spring, Egypt is still led by a military dictatorship made in Mubarak’s image

How China could solve its Hong Kong problem

The way university management handled the #FeesMustFall demonstrations offers some lessons for the Beijing administration

The slow-motion assassination of Mohamed Morsi

Morsi was often kept in solitary confinement, while struggling with both diabetes and high blood pressure

It’s too early to celebrate

People power can break a dictatorship – but what comes next?

Algeria, Sudan, Libya: Revolutions are hard — and unpredictable

While celebrating people power in Algeria and Sudan, remember that revolutions are arduous and unpredictable

Youth is Africa’s prime challenge – but it could be an asset

Africa’s population growth will cause most countries to become younger, a trend that will occur at the same time as the rest of the world ages

Digitalisation has reduced the costs of doing business in public, private sectors

Technology provides African governments with new, efficient ways to deliver services

Active citizenship, a social contract, Islam and democracy in Egypt

Since the Arab Spring, Egypt's fledgling democracy has regressed. Now the country needs a new social contract

Tunisians are back on the streets seven years after the Jasmine Revolution

A struggling economy has forced the country to seek a USD$2.9 billion loan from the IMF, on condition that Tunisia lowered public expenditure

Why South Africans should be worried by ANC talk of a ‘colour revolution’

South Africa's governing party is invoking concepts and emulating strategies first developed by authoritarian regimes in Eurasia

Arab Spring should be a model for #FeesMustFall movement

It is crucial that the student movement also aims its firepower at failures by the current government, or it will keep deflecting responsibility.

We need careful political work over the long haul

The primary structures and ideologies of domination are deeply entrenched at all levels.

Peace prized as sands shift in Tunisia

Its brokers have earned their Nobel peace prize acclaim, but the truce in Tunisia is a brittle and fragile thing.

Africans have to pull together to create peace and prosperity on the continent

Change requires the right set of political measures and an environment of tolerance and respect.

A day to weigh up the continent

May 25 is Africa Day. It is neither a day for Afropessimists to gloat nor one for Afro-optimists to say the African dream has been achieved.

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