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Nigerian presidential election result challenged

The defeated main opposition candidate in Nigeria’s presidential elections filed a legal challenge to last month’s vote. Atiku Abubakar’s petition said he,  candidate for the...

Bouteflika defies protesters

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika again defied mass protests calling for his immediate resignation, insisting on a plan to elect a successor only after a...

Kabila coalition wins DR Congo senate majority

Former Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila’s coalition won a clear majority in senate elections officials said, further undermining his successor Felix Tshisekedi’s...

ISS: Algeria’s protests and migration: the fearmongers have it wrong

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Over the past three weeks, Algerians have joined together in street protests across the country against a fifth term for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the...

Pardons for DR Congo political prisoners

New DR Congo president Felix Tshisekedi pardoned three prominent political prisoners and 700 regular ones, state TV reported, a goodwill gesture signalling a break...

ISS: Masisi and Khama’s spat rocks the steady Botswana boat

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Will the increasingly ugly and public spat between Botswana’s President Mokgweetsi Masisi and his predecessor Ian Khama remain just a shoving match? Or could...

Algerians protest for quick change after Bouteflika concessions

Thousands protested across Algeria demanding immediate political changes a day after ailing President Abelaziz Bouteflika abandoned his bid for a fifth term in power...

ISS: High cost of having China as Africa’s partner of choice

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Africa’s history is laced with decades of colonial exploitation, which together with developmental assistance programmes such as the International Monetary Fund’s structural adjustment initiatives...

Bouteflika abandons re-election bid

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika abandoned his bid for a fifth term in power, bowing to weeks of mass demonstrations against his 20-year rule by...

Election reform needed in Nigeria

Nigeria’s elections need serious reform after being marred by violence, systemic failings and low turnout according to the European Union observer mission. The EU commented...

Lessons learnt from latest Op Copper deployment

The most recent Operation Copper deployment in the Mozambique Channel, in addition to providing valuable "on-the-job" training for both sailors and airmen,...