Mixed-race Congo MP faces presidential poll ban

A new race law is set to be put before the Congolese parliament that will disbar the president’s 2023 election rival. By Issa Sikiti da Silva in Kinshasa. Popular opposition politician Moïse K...

New hopes for southern African regime change

While West Africa is once again riven by coups, the south of the continent is buoyed by the peaceful transfer of power in Zambia. By Christopher Clark in Cape Town. On August 24, veteran Zambi...

Congo: Calls to scrap the dowry system

How exorbitant dowry demands are causing a major rethink on marriage in the DRC. By Issa Sikiti da Silva in Kinshasa.   Four pictures on the wall show a pretty woman hugging a handsome ...

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August news round-up from across Africa

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The latest news round-up from across Africa, including Tunisia's constitutional crisis to the conflict in the Central African Republic.

South Africa reeling after recent rioting

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More than 300 died during the eight days of looting and violence that followed former president Jacob Zuma’s arrest. By Miriam Mannak in Cape Town.

Attempted Madagascar coup fuels conspiracies 

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The foiled attack on World Health Organization-critic Andry Rajoelina has raised concerns over foreign interference in Madagascar. By Jerome Armstrong in Zanzibar.

Liberia to tackle urban litter problem

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The Liberian president has been forced to launch a special presidential task force to clean up Liberia’s filth-strewn cities.

Ethnic cleansing fears in Tigray conflict

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Tigrayans are facing hunger and persecution as the Ethiopian civil war escalates. By Miriam Mannak.

Protests met with violence in the former Swaziland

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Pro-democracy protests continue in the world’s last absolute monarchy, despite a lethal crackdown by Eswatini's security services. By Tomas Queface.

Rwanda joins Mozambique’s war on terror

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The arrival of foreign troops could mark a turning point in Mozambique’s four-year battle against an Islamic State insurgency. By Tomás Queface in Maputo.

Islamic State spreads terror in Mozambique

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As the humanitarian crisis in northern Mozambique continues, Tomás Queface speaks to survivors fleeing violence in Africa’s latest battle against Islamic State.

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