Governance

ISS: Will Sudan’s new agreement hold this time around?

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Managing the transitional pitfalls in Sudan’s post-coup agreement is vital for the country’s stability. Sudan’s 25 October coup was a miscalculation on the part of the military....

Military medics watching over COVID-19-infected Ramaphosa

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SA Military Health Service (SAMHS) personnel are monitoring President Cyril Ramaphosa and treating him for “mild COVID-19 symptoms” in Cape Town. A statement confirming South...

ISS: Lesotho government paralysed by in-fighting

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The Southern African Development Community’s six-year-old reform process is in jeopardy. Lesotho has seemed from the outside to be fairly quiet since Moeketsi Majoro took...

Burkina Faso president fires Prime Minister Dabire amid security crisis

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Burkina Faso President Roch Kabore fired his prime minister on Wednesday amid an escalating security crisis that has killed thousands and led to street...

ISS: Burkina Faso’s security sector reform can no longer wait

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With violence at a peak, the country needs to coordinate its structures and adopt a new vision to ensure the safety of its citizens. After...
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Gambian President Barrow wins re-election; opposition cries foul

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Gambian President Adama Barrow has comfortably won re-election, the electoral commission said on Sunday, though he may face a legal challenge from opposition candidates...

Sudan’s Burhan says military will exit politics after 2023 elections

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Sudan's military will exit politics after elections scheduled for 2023, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan told Reuters in an interview on Saturday, adding that the...
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Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, on frontline, urges troops to ‘destroy’ enemy

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said his foes had been defeated and promised to recapture territory in the region of Amhara from rebellious Tigrayan...

Disgraced ex-president Jammeh looms over Gambia election

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At a pre-election rally last month, supporters of Gambia's main opposition coalition cheered the opening of the star attraction - a speech by former...

Sudan’s Burhan dismisses senior intelligence officers, sources say

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Sudan's military leader has overhauled top intelligence positions, dismissing at least eight general intelligence officers and replacing the head of military intelligence, two official...

Sudanese politicians released after beginning hunger strike

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Sudan's former minister of cabinet affairs Khalid Omer Yousif was released from detention along with others less than a day after beginning a hunger...
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Ethiopia PM at frontline with army in Afar region – state-affiliated TV

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is on the frontline with the army fighting rebellious Tigrayan forces in the northeastern Afar region, state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting...

Burkina Faso president Kabore pledges army reform as protests loom

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Burkina Faso President Roch Kabore promised to end "dysfunction" within the military in a speech on Thursday night, as the nation braced for more...

Libya fighters disrupt Gaddafi son’s election appeal

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A lawyer for Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of Libya's late dictator, said armed men had prevented him lodging an appeal on Thursday against his...

ISS: Gaddafi’s bid for president questions the ICC’s influence

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Saif al-Islam Gaddafi’s ambitions in Libya may not materialise, but his move shows the international court’s limits. It’s almost ten years to the day since...

Sudan’s Hamdok to review appointments made by military

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Appointments and dismissals made since a military takeover in Sudan last month will be reviewed and political detainees will be freed over the next...

UN warns not holding Libya elections could fuel further conflict

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Outgoing United Nations Libya mediator Jan Kubis warned on Wednesday that not holding planned elections in the country could "greatly deteriorate" the situation and...

Libyans to pick from long, divisive list in presidential vote

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Almost 100 Libyans, including a parade of divisive politicians and warlords from the past decade of violence, have registered as presidential candidates for an...

ISS: Curbing corruption must top South African municipal agendas

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For newly elected local government leaders, reining in graft will be as vital as service delivery. Three weeks after the pivotal 1 November local elections,...
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Sudan military reinstates prime minister, but protests continue

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Sudan's military reinstated Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok on Sunday and promised to release all political detainees after weeks of deadly unrest triggered by a...

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