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Rights are at risk without principled leadership in the US Supreme Court

COMMENT: My sons, I weep because Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who fought gender discrimination, has died and Donald Trump, under whom hardwon victories have been eroded, wants to be elected president again

Lazarus Chakwera is sworn in after winning Malawi’s historic presidential election

The opposition presidential candidate won the vote by 20 percentage points, after last year’s poll was overturned because of irregularities

Malawi Court bars South African lawyers from presidential re-election case

The electoral commission’s decision to appoint expensive foreign advocates has been widely criticised

Uganda’s popstar MP Bobi Wine to contest 2021 presidential vote

Wine, 36, entered Parliament in 2017, and has emerged as a leading critic of President Museveni

Comedian Zelensky wins Ukraine presidency in landslide

Volodymyr Zelensky, whose only previous political role was playing the president in a TV show, trounced incumbent Petro Poroshenko

Trump lawyer says he paid $130 000 to porn star linked to president

'The payment to Ms. Clifford was lawful, and was not a campaign contribution or a campaign expenditure by anyone'

How closure of TV stations has narrowed democratic space in Kenya

Kenya’s government has brought the role of the media into sharp focus after shutting down three main television stations

‘People’s president’ gambit reignites power struggle as old as Kenya

Raila Odinga's swearing-in has rattled Kenya's government thanks in part to the large crowds that turned up

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

Clashes in Kenya as Kenyatta gets sworn in for disputed second term

​Kenyan police clashed with both ruling party and opposition supporters ahead of the swearing in of President Uhuru Kenyatta after two disputed polls

Ramaphosa takes an early lead as ANC branches cast their vote

With almost a third of branch nominations completed, Ramaphosa is leading the ANC presidential count but NDZ is certainly not out of the race yet

Cyril Ramaphosa puts on a brave face amid axing rumours

The Deputy President has been openly critical of the latest Cabinet reshuffle — the 11th since President Jacob Zuma assumed office in 2009.

Postponed Congo presidential vote further delayed until 2019

Congo's opposition agreed to postpone presidential elections until the end of 2017, but President Kabila's electoral commission has delayed it again

The new French president’s hands may be too tied to work with Africa

Emmanuel Macron looks sincere about a new relationship with Africa, but his foreign policy still lacks concrete and precise propositions.

Emmanuel Macron wins French presidency

Macron shows no sign of wishing to change traditional alliances nor re-shape its military and peace-keeping roles in the Middle East and Africa.

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Fake trafficking news targets migrants

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

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