Can Nelson Chamisa win in Zimbabwe in 2023?

Zimbabwe's recent by-election results show next next year's crucial presidential poll could go either way. By Christopher Clark in Cape Town.   On March 26, Zimbabwe finally went to the polls i...

Morocco tightens grip on Western Sahara

The future of the disputed region lies in ruins following an intervention by Spain. By Christopher Clark. On April 7, Spain’s prime minister, Pedro Sanchez, flew to the Moroccan capital of Rab...

Liberia marks its bicentenary with citizenship debate

As Liberia marks its bicentenary, Jonathan Paye-Layleh discovers how, 200 years after freed US slaves established their plantation society, the country is still struggling to shake off the shackl...

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Mozambique: Ex-ministers face long verdict wait 

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The son of former president Guebuza and other high-profile Mozambicans will wait until August to hear the outcome of the country's largest ever corruption case. 

DRC outrage after man marries triplets

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Congolese express anger after a video of a man marrying three triplets on the same day went global. By Issa Sikiti da Silva in Goma.

African news round-up: March 2022

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Two-minute read: Your round-up of the latest news from Africa, including Nigeria's on-going drug ring trial and the jihadist violence in the Sahel.

Ugandans struggling and afraid after brutal two-year lockdown

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As schools and business finally open after nearly two years, Ugandans find they have sunk into economic hardship as a result of President Museveni’s Covid power grab. By Issa Sikiti da Silva in Kampala.

Violence overshadows Zimbabwe by-elections 

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Members of new opposition grouping are beaten and killed, sparking concerns for next year's pivotal presidential poll. By Tomas Queface in Maputo.

North Africa’s diplomatic war heats up 

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Algeria threatens Morocco’s lucrative gas pipeline to Europe, after severing diplomatic ties with its neighbour. By Christopher Clark.

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