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We should not ignore Guinea’s constitutional coup

Citizens have for a year protested against the president seeking a third term in office despite a two-term limit. Many have been killed — and 90 more people died in this week’s crackdown

US foreign policy may be creating instability in Africa

Sometimes, the best foreign policy might be not to get involved at all

Gambians get behind a movement to Barrow to his word

The constitution puts him on fairly firm ground but citizens of post-dictatorship Gambia are determined to hold their leader to account

No end in sight to Nigeria’s border closures

Nigeria's borders crossings with Benin and Niger remain sealed despite a warning that the shutdown is harming prosperity

East Africa won’t tackle Burundi crisis

Maybe regional leaders should follow the West African playbook

Mixed outlook for Africa in 2018

The leaders for life will face challenges. Debt levels and servicing costs will plague governments. And conflict hotspots won’t cool down

​Africa for pessimists: 2017 in review

This has been another tough year for the world, and the African continent has endured more than its fair share of conflict and crises.

​Africa for optimists: 2017 in review

Not feeling so hopeful? Click here for the other side of the coin in our ‘Africa for pessimists: 2017 in review’.

Germany to supply Mali with two transport planes

Germany has said it would supply two transport planes for the mission against rebels in Mali, in a bid to assist the country's fragile government.

Guinea-Bissau warns against foreign interference

Guinea-Bissau's junta has vowed to defend itself from interference as the international community condemns a two-year transition government.

Mali waits for junta to stand down after president resigns

Mali is waiting anxiously to see if the military junta would restore democracy after the toppled president formally resigned.

West African nations lift sanctions imposed on Mali

West African leaders have lifted all sanctions imposed on Mali with immediate effect following the agreement on restoring the constitutional order.

Ecowas presents Mali junta with ultimatum

Ecowas has warned the Mali junta that it will close all its land borders and freeze the nation's bank account if it does not step aside.

SA at centre of Côte d’Ivoire row

The battle for control of Côte d'Ivoire moved to Pretoria this week as lobby­ists for the presidential rivals tried to swing the SA government.

Côte d’Ivoire urged to preserve peace at all costs

A summit of West African leaders on Tuesday told politicians in Côte d'Ivoire to preserve peace after last week's sacking of the Cabinet.

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Durban city manager says NPA erred in his bail conditions

The corruption-fraught metro is coming to grips with having a municipal manager who is on bail for graft, yet has returned to work

SA justice delays extradition of paedophile to UK

Efforts to bring Lee Nigel Tucker to justice have spanned 16 years and his alleged victims have waited for 30 years

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The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

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