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Lesotho needs a new electoral system
Lesotho needs a new electoral system
The 2017 Lesotho election was necessitated by the collapse of the ruling coalition due to a successful no-confidence motion on 1 March. After calls...
Maimane's Zambia deportation casts spotlight on network of opposition politicians
Maimane's Zambia deportation casts spotlight on network of opposition politicians
Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane’s deportation from Zambia on Thursday night has cast a spotlight on a 19-month-old network of opposition...
World Economic Forum needs to move beyond spin if it’s going to help Africa
World Economic Forum needs to move beyond spin if it’s going to help Africa
Set against the backdrop of low growth, dire unemployment figures, and a huge infrastructure deficit – the theme of this year’s African
So how did Mugabe get away with it? Zimbabweans look to the Gambia with envy
So how did Mugabe get away with it? Zimbabweans look to the Gambia with envy
"We need an Ecowas in southern Africa!"
Swaziland: Promise to respect human rights must move from paper to action
Swaziland: Promise to respect human rights must move from paper to action
It’s a forgotten landlocked country in Southern Africa, one of the smallest in Africa. Bordered by South Africa and Mozambique, Swaziland, the last...
SADC puts the focus on Swaziland, an anachronism in an ostensibly democratic region
SADC puts the focus on Swaziland, an anachronism in an ostensibly democratic region
The chair of this week’s annual Southern African Development Community (SADC) summit of heads of state and government is being transferred from the...
Swaziland’s King Mswati III as SADC chair will ‘institutionalise dictatorship’
Swaziland’s King Mswati III as SADC chair will ‘institutionalise dictatorship’
The prospect of Swaziland’s King Mswati III becoming chairperson of the South African Development Community (SADC) was worrisome as such an...
Activists lead fight for the right to cheaper drugs
Activists lead fight for the right to cheaper drugs
The agreement on Trade-Related Aspects on Intellectual Property Rights (Trips) has disadvantaged many developing countries because it compelled...
Dlamini-Zuma is coming back
Dlamini-Zuma is coming back
African Union Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma will be replaced in July, the South African government has finally confirmed.
Deadlocked Lesotho takes strain as donors withhold funding
Deadlocked Lesotho takes strain as donors withhold funding
The opposition in Lesotho has boycotted Parliament for the past nine months, and two events last week show the extent to which the impasse has left...
SADC says it can end power shortages by 2019
SADC says it can end power shortages by 2019
The Southern African Development Community (SADC), which groups 15 countries with 277-million people, said there are enough power...
Gender equality is a right, but it's about economic growth too
Gender equality is a right, but it's about economic growth too
This month, when the Southern African Development Community parliamentary forum gathers in Durban for its 37th plenary, the focus will be on...

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