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Johannesburg cannot police its future

South Africa’s biggest city is ground zero for debates about the long-term effectiveness and constitutionality of militarised urban policing and how we imagine the post-Covid city

The Nigerian government is killing its citizens — again

‘Nigeria kills its people. Nigeria has always killed its people.’

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

Pandemic-induced human rights violations a double tragedy to humanity

The conflation of human rights violations and a pandemic leave the most vulnerable marginalised. Equitable and democratic societies are needed to fight against this

At war with Covid-19: Opportunities for Africa?

Civil-military relations across the continent are tenuous, at best. Covid-19 may have given African governments an opportunity to create a new social compact with their citizens

Police and military abuses raise concerns amid lockdown defiance

Multiple reports and videos are emerging of authorities abusing their power as they crack down on lockdown violations

Military’s R500-million plane contract — for no planes

Even though no planes were ever supplied, a company wants hundreds of millions of rands from the military for a contract to supply two aircraft

Sudan’s generals should be targeted with global sanctions

The EU must monitor military leaders, rather than use them to outsource migration control

Sudan protesters reject talks after 108 killed in crackdown

Security forces moved in to brutally disperse a protest sit-in on Monday

Sudan braces for strike as protesters pile on pressure

​Sudan is bracing for a two-day nationwide strike from Tuesday called by protesters to pile pressure on the military

Venezuela’s Guaido makes new bid to rally military support

​Opposition leader Juan Guaido will make a fresh bid on Saturday to rally Venezuela's armed forces behind him with protests at military bases

A frightful night in False Bay

'I don’t feel safer knowing our military can blow algae to bits'

Suspicion of electoral fraud revives civilian tensions in Mali

In the north and centre of the country — shaken by jihadist violence and lawlessness — tension has been sharpened by the vote

Pakistan votes after bitter campaign marred by violence

The vote is meant to be a rare democratic transition of power in the nuclear-armed country

Nigeria military rescues 1,000 Boko Haram hostages

More than 1,000 people held captive by the militant group Boko Haram have been freed, according to Nigeria's military

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Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

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