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Fearless Burundi MP suffers in jail

Fabien Banciryanino, who challenged state on political murders, detained in notorious prison

Why do presidents cling to power?

Four former heads of state speak about what being president is actually like

Burundi’s new security minister has a long and bloody past

Gervais Ndirakobuca is under international sanctions for human rights violations — abductions, disappearances, murder, turture — when people protested against the president seeking a third term

Danger: Burundi’s new president

Évariste Ndayishimiye’s first speech as president, and the conspicuous absence of Burundi’s main opposition leader, do not bode well for democracy

Remembering the cruelty of strongman Nkurunziza and his regime

Burundi’s president was a cruel and tyrannical leader under whom no one was safe, not even schoolchildren

Burundi’s president put politics before the pandemic. Now he’s dead

We don’t know if the coronavirus killed Pierre Nkurunziza. We do know that, in his absence, Burundi has a chance to take the pandemic seriously

Election preview: Burundi braces for divisive vote

The poll is going ahead with virtually no precautions besides prayer to protect citizens against the spread of Covid-19

Despite elections, Burundi is still a long, long way from redemption

Whether citizens vote for the ruling party or the opposition, Burundi’s democracy is still in an unfavourable state

High-stakes election threatens Burundi’s stability

Bitter rivals are contesting the presidential election and changes to the Constitution will make it unlikely that the losing party will concede defeat, raising prospects of violent protests

Africa’s ill-resourced healthcare systems need immediate revamping

Now is the time to rewrite a collective script of Africa’s development agenda and the well being of its people

Crisis, what crisis? How not to handle a pandemic

So far, most countries on the African continent are dealing with Covid-19, but not all leaders are taking the coronavirus pandemic seriously

The pandemic is being used to erode democratic freedoms. Civil society must fight back

Both authoritarian and democratic governments are responding to the coronavirus crisis by instituting frightening new powers

Africa’s Covid-19 response should focus on people’s needs — and rights

The Covid-19 outbreak should not be used as an occasion to diminish human rights, but as an opportunity to reaffirm them

South Africa can reclaim its role as a diplomatic powerhouse in Africa

Pretoria can make a real difference in helping to solve conflicts and other issues in Burundi, the DRC, South Sudan and Zimbabwe

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Land reform still a hot potato

The land has got to belong to all the people of South Africa, and many believe that there’s no other mechanism for that except expropriation

UP chemical pathology scientists develop ground-breaking nanobodies for Covid-19 detection and therapy

Nanobodies are smaller than conventional antibodies and easier to work with so they are ideal for good cheap sensitive rapid tests for Covid-19

Inclusion as learned experience in higher education

Understanding the complexity of intersections between oppressions relating to race and gender is key to any commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and social justice

Local government in crisis: how it can be fixed

Local governments are supposed to promote non-racial development, in a decentralised manner, but the reality does not match up

Covid-19 accelerates adoption of technology by the African property sector

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