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The president, the preacher and the great escape

Malawi’s new president was furious after Shepherd Bushiri’s dramatic disappearance from South Africa

Motsoaledi blames ‘porous’ and ‘rotten’ borders for Bushiris’ escape

Home affairs minister admits South Africa has weak borders, and that the Bushiris had 10 passports between them

India and China border conflict intensifies

A frontier dispute between the two Asian giants turned deadly for the first time in 45 years. Observers argue the skirmish was exacerbated by Delhi’s annexation of Kashmir and Ladakh

On the road with East African truck drivers

In East Africa, truck drivers are being attacked, robbed and used as diplomatic footballs

SOS: Covid-19 leaves stranded Africans distressed and abandoned

Many African governments have paid little more than lip service to their citizens stranded all over the world

Pentagon authorizes $1 billion for Trump’s border wall

Move draws condemnation from both the president's rival Democrats and fellow Republicans, who warned it was an abuse of presidential powers

Icasa’s quality of service and cross-border divisions: ensuring quality access

Co-operation with regulatory authorities in neighbouring countries is essential

Africa needs free movement

The continent needs a humane migration policy in a world that is anti-migrant and anti-black.

Scrap the borders that divide Africans

The continent was a place where people could always move freely, and this is what we must strive for, writes Achille Mbembe.

Creative destruction

There's something special about your favourite book shop. The smell of all those crisp pages, the comfy armchairs, those beautiful new covers.

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