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ISS: CAR attempts democracy and justice amid violent chaos

The turbulence in the Central African Republic raises questions about the timing of institutional reform. The arrangements to transition the turbulent Central African Republic (CAR)...

Arms deal corruption trial against South African ex-President Zuma to start in May

A corruption case against former South African President Jacob Zuma and French company Thales related to a $2 billion arms deal will begin on...

Tunisian power struggle risks street escalation

A standoff over a cabinet reshuffle in Tunisia has accelerated a power struggle between the president, prime minister and parliament speaker that threatens to...

South African corruption inquiry wants Zuma jailed for 2 years after no-show

A South African inquiry into corruption during Jacob Zuma’s time in power is seeking the former president’s imprisonment for two years, after he defied...

Somali president challenged in his bid to secure new term

Somalia’s president, whose four-year term expired this month, should not take part in talks aimed at resolving a dispute that has caused a delay...

Uganda’s Wine withdraws election result challenge, alleges bias

Opposition leader Bobi Wine said on Monday he was dropping a legal challenge to Uganda’s presidential election results that handed victory to incumbent Yoweri...

Seven poll workers killed by landmine as Niger votes in presidential runoff

Seven poll workers were killed during Niger’s presidential vote on Sunday when their vehicle struck a landmine, an election official said, marring a day...

Egypt’s Sisi offers support to Libya’s new PM

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met incoming Libyan prime minister Abdulhamid Dbeibeh in Cairo on Thursday and offered his country’s support in achieving stability...

Egypt plans reopening of Libya embassy shut since 2014

Egypt is planning to reopen its embassy in Libya’s capital for the first time in six years, according to Egyptian sources and Libyan officials,...

ISS: Presidentialism shouldn’t trump democracy in the DRC

The Tshisekedi-Kabila split affirms the power of incumbency at the expense of the rule of law. Two years after winning the historic 2018 election, Democratic...


Are SANDF communicators losing the plot?

Apart from somewhat poor communication with its various external audiences, there also appears to be a lack of communication internally at the SA National...