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Lesotho reforms hang in the balance ahead of elections

Lesotho citizens are going to the polls on 7 October amid uncertainty over the future of much-needed reforms that were declared null and void...

Could the AU’s new lessons-learning platform make a difference?

The African Union (AU) Department of Political Affairs, Peace and Security (PAPS) has launched a new platform, the Inter-Regional Knowledge Exchange (I-RECKE), on early...

Trafficking could mean the last flight for African greys

The African grey parrot population in the wild is dwindling at a rate of 21% every year. Found in West and Central Africa, the birds are...

Kenya: What future for social assistance under Ruto?

The rising cost of living in Kenya has seen ordinary citizens repeatedly taking to the streets this year. Sometimes this has been in intentional protest, like the July...

Kenya: The new government’s chance to secure reproductive rights

For too long, sexual and reproductive rights in Kenya have operated in a vacuum. Despite the constitution providing for the “highest attainable standard” of reproductive health,...

Angola: Anatomy of a stolen election

On 8 September, the façade of democracy in Angola was dealt another near fatal blow. After three decades of elections and a veneer of tolerance for...

The real winners of Angola’s election

As the National Electoral Commission proclaimed the incumbent MPLA the winners of the 24 August elections, the streets of the capital Luanda were quiet....

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