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Burundi police detain more than 200 opposition election observers

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Burundian police detained more than 200 opposition electoral observers during this week’s election, the spokesman for the main opposition National Freedom Council (CNL) told...

Lesotho’s new PM sworn in but faces task of uniting fractious elite

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Moeketsi Majoro was sworn in as Lesotho’s new prime minister on Wednesday, a day after his predecessor resigned under pressure over a scandal involving...

Burundi voting ends in calm despite fraud allegation

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Voting in Burundi’s presidential election passed calmly on Wednesday despite simmering political violence, the coronavirus pandemic and the opposition accusing the authorities of fraud. In...

ISS: Could elections lead to another political crisis in Burundi?

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Burundi’s main opposition candidate in this week’s elections, Agathon Rwasa, exudes confidence. His rallies are well attended despite violence meted out against his party...

Zimbabwe opposition says activists missing, police deny holding them

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Zimbabwe’s main opposition party said on Thursday three of its activists were missing a day after taking part in a protest over food shortages...

New Egyptian capital takes shape

While Egypt’s economy stumbles due to coronavirus, construction of a new capital east of Cairo continues at full throttle after a pause to adjust...

Lesotho PM Thabane to resign by 22 May

Lesotho’s Prime Minister Thomas Thabane will resign by 22 May, his spokesman said, adding he knew nothing of a report that the prime minister...

Thabane coalition folds

Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane’s coalition fell apart in parliament spelling the end of his tenure and paving the way to resolution of a...

Feature: The evolution of Tunisia’s military and the role of foreign security sector assistance

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Security assistance from the West stands to play a critical role in Tunisia’s post-authoritarian transition to democracy. The Tunisian defense sector has received a growing...

Lesotho PM Thabane’s powers to be limited

The king of Lesotho Letsie III assented to legislation preventing Prime Minister Thomas Thabane dissolving parliament and calling an election in the event of...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...