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Traumatised societies need honest, self-aware leaders
Traumatised societies need honest, self-aware leaders
Societies that have emerged from traumatic experiences, such as colonialism, apartheid and civil war, need leadership that is more caring, has...
Cameroon’s civil war will continue
Cameroon’s civil war will continue
Since January last year, the two Anglophone regions of Cameroon have slid into a conflict that would have been unimaginable a few years ago. The...
Suspicion and secrecy surround South Africa’s dealings with South Sudan
Suspicion and secrecy surround South Africa’s dealings with South Sudan
The deal looked dodgy from the start. Just days before South Africa’s general election in May, outgoing energy minister Jeff Radebe popped up in...
Khashoggi was collateral damage
Khashoggi was collateral damage
‘I got news for you,” an irascible Thomas Friedman says in a recording from the Saban Forum (an annual United States-Israeli dialogue) in...
Why Libya’s new elections might not put the country back on track
Why Libya’s new elections might not put the country back on track
Libya has been politically unstable since 2011 when a successful uprising against Muammar Gaddafi’s longstanding regime left a power vacuum. A transitional government was elected...
War, famine and failed talks in Yemen
War, famine and failed talks in Yemen
Ali Abdullah Saleh, the ousted Yemeni leader, has been killed by Houthi rebels near the country's capital Sanaa, according to officials from his...
How African elephants’ amazing sense of smell could save lives
How African elephants’ amazing sense of smell could save lives
For 27 years Angola was gripped by civil...
Why lifting sanctions against Sudan is the right call
Why lifting sanctions against Sudan is the right call
The US Administration’s decision to lift most sanctions on Sudan, announced today, is long overdue. It is likely that some commentators will see...
Dos Santos: Angola's secretive leader heads towards exit
Dos Santos: Angola's secretive leader heads towards exit
When Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos steps down and his successor is chosen in Wednesday's elections, it will bring to an end a 38-year...
​Climate change brings failed states and violent conflict
​Climate change brings failed states and violent conflict
The Tabqa Dam in northern Syria brings green and life to an area that would otherwise be a desert. Its water supplies about five million people and...
The UN mission can't keep the peace in Juba's civil war runs along ethnic lines
The UN mission can't keep the peace in Juba's civil war runs along ethnic lines
Since fighting began in December 2013, civilian casualties have been a consistent feature of the South Sudanese civil war. A peace agreement signed...
Syrian refugees say 'I do' to Turks
Syrian refugees say 'I do' to Turks
Sundays usually mean brisk business for Turkish hairdressers. In Reyhanli on the Syrian border, a small shop is bustling with excited future brides...

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