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Catholic NGO boss accused of racism and abuse in Sudan

The aid worker allegedly called his security guard a ‘slave’

Fake trafficking news targets migrants

Exaggerated reports on social media of human trafficking syndicates snatching people in broad daylight legitimate xenophobia while deflecting from the real problems in society

How US foreign policy under Donald Trump has affected Africa

Lesotho has been used as a microcosm in this article to reflect how the foreign policy has affected Africa

The challenges of delivering a Covid-19 vaccine in Africa requires a new approach

It is imperative that we train healthcare workers and participate in continent-wide collaboration

Spain detains software creator McAfee wanted in US

The announcement of his arrest comes a day after US prosecutors released an indictment against McAfee for allegedly failing to report income

Richard Calland: South Africa needs a Roosevelt style of leadership

President Cyril Ramaphosa needs to hold ‘fireside chats’ and have more power and institutional muscle around him, writes Richard Calland

The African Union’s (un)official statement on the US elections

The United States has never been shy to pass judgment on African elections. What does it look like when Africa passes judgment on America’s chaotic vote?

US ‘brokered’ agreements on Israel: Wind of change or toxic blast of extortion?

The United States is negotiating with African countries that will see them exchange Palestinian people’s rights for improved economic and trade conditions

Canary in the coalmine: How Christopher Dorner keeps showing up in protest music

Musicians break genre boundaries and, through the lyrics about the Los Angeles police officer who killed cops, express black anger

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

The bloody battle to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Neither side will hesitate for a second to do anything to win

US foreign policy may be creating instability in Africa

Sometimes, the best foreign policy might be not to get involved at all

The cost of Covid: 25 years of progress, halted

Development has been set back by two decades, says the Gates Foundation Goalkeepers report

Vote, if you want to save the US from the one-man wrecking crew

It’s worth surmounting the voter suppression obstacles — but on the other side litigation and postal votes will probably delay the results of the presidential poll

Death in small-town America

As the coronavirus continues its deadly march, funeral directors in small-town America quietly attend to burying the dead

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