Politics

Southern Africa Spring

The exit of former liberation leaders from power suggests that a new wind of change is blowing through Africa . Vusa Sibanda looks at a process that began with Kenneth Kaunda in 1991 and ended, at least for now, with…

Anger over ‘Gulliver’s travels’

President Buhari’s frequent globe-trotting has drawn ire from Nigerians, who say it is a waste of public money. By Sunny Idachaba SINCE HIS inauguration on May 29, 2015, Nigeria’s Muhammadu Buhari, has made a number of official trips outside the…

Tough poll ahead for PF

An economic downturn has taken the shine off Lungu rule. By Benedict Tembo, Lusaka WHATEVER HAPPENS at election time later this year, supporters of the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) point to what they call its infrastructural legacy. Come August 11, they…

Ex VP guilty of war crimes

Bemba faces long jail sentence following first ICC trial to focus on rape as a weapon of war. By Rita Hernandes JEAN-PIERRE Bemba, The former DR Congo vice-president, has been found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in…

Living up to his promise

Udom Emmanuel, governor of Nigeria’s Akwa Ibom State, won elections on the back of his promise to transform the state into an economic powerhouse. So far, he is on the right course. In the run up to the last elections,…
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