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Pressured Mutharika fires army chiefs

A statement from the presidency said popular army commander General Vincent Nundwe, alongside his deputy Clement Namangale, had been replaced

Lunga erodes Zambia’s democracy

A proposed amendment to its Constitution may turn Zambia into a de facto one-party state

UK visas discriminate against Africans

No continent has suffered more from Britain’s ‘hostile environment’ immigration policy

WhatsApp played a big role in the Nigerian election. Not all of it was bad

In the recent Nigerian election WhatsApp was used to mislead voters. But it also strengthened democracy in other areas

Presidents for life spell danger

Algerian and Sudanese citizens have taken to the streets and Cameroon and Uganda may be next

Algeria, Sudan and the danger of presidents-for-life

Unless something changes, Cameroon and Uganda might be next

Sudan is Africa’s secret crisis

Having long failed to establish a stable political system, the government of President al-Bashir has presided over a prolonged economic crisis

No, Africa doesn’t need more strongmen

The evidence is conclusive: over and over again, democrats trump dictators

Africa is urbanising fast – and its leaders are struggling to adapt

Expanding cities will fundamentally change politics on the continent

Cambridge Analytica’s role in Africa overstated

Claims about Cambridge Analytica's role in elections in Nigeria and Kenya have been overstated.

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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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