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Editorial: Campaigns in the time of Twitter

Just as a “nobody” can spew falsehoods and propaganda on social media, so too can a political leader — only with more dire consequences.

Why do presidents cling to power?

Four former heads of state speak about what being president is actually like

Digital financial services could fast-track UN SDGs

COMMENT The world is going through unprecedented challenges caused by a novel, rapidly transmitted coronavirus. Experts predict difficult times ahead with shrinking economies, loss of...

Some African countries are choosing livelihoods over lockdowns

The methods that work in Western nations rarely translate into African contexts

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

The risk of jihadist contagion in West Africa

Faced with jihadist breakthrough in Burkina Faso, neighbouring states in the Gulf of Guinea increasingly fear attacks in their own territories

Vipers, cobras and cures: Why there is an antivenom crisis

Each year, millions will be bitten by venomous snakes and antivenom will remain painfully out of reach for many victims

What’s behind the Equatoguinean-Cameroonian border wall plan?

It is not unusual for Equatorial Guinea to seal its border with Cameroon. But a plan to build a solid border wall has Cameroonians fuming

Doing the ‘tramadol dance’: What this latest craze says about pill addiction

The illicit trade in this painkiller has become the stuff of ballads and dance halls but its abuse is threatening to condemn those in real need

Togo: internal squabbles cause opposition to crumble

The people of Togo are feeling disillusioned with the country's opposition leaders, saying that they were "deceived" and "disappointed"

Tensions simmer in restive Togo

Governance is a family business but a new generation of protesters is trying to disrupt the old order

Resistance to genetically modified seeds in Africa

There is some resistance on the continent and debate on preserving its traditional seed base instead

New Togo fishing port stokes coastal erosion fears

Erosion affects coastal communities around the world but is becoming a major environmental and social problem in Togo

The flame of justice flickers on

A new breed of African freedom fighter is emerging, challenging authoritarianism with pure ideas that seek nothing but progress through liberty

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Luxor Paints loses CCMA case, must pay workers R40-m in back pay

Some of the 181 workers were dismissed for carrying sticks during a strike, others were dismissed even though they weren’t at the picket, but were deemed guilty by association

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

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